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Austin Habitat for Humanity in the News


Out of Reach? Housing affordability is city’s No. 1 challenge — a threat to Austin as we know it (Austin Business Journal) — January 27, 2022

‘Past the tipping point’: What real estate experts say Austin needs to do to keep up with growth (Austin Business Journal) — January 19, 2022

3D printing company turns trash into treasure (KXAN) — January 18, 2022

From the Ground Up – A conversation on the future of real estate in Central Texas (Austin Business Journal) — January 13, 2022


Home for the Holidays: Building a home with Habitat for Humanity – Part 7 (KVUE) — December 21, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Building a home with Habitat for Humanity – Part 6 (KVUE) — December 14, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Building a home with Habitat for Humanity – Part 5 (KVUE) — December 8, 2021

“We need more resources”: Housing nonprofits struggling to keep up with increased demand for affordable housing in Austin (Spectrum News) — December 9, 2021

Bank of America Gives Towards Housing Efforts (Austin Business Journal) — December 8, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore opens in Northwest Austin (Community Impact) — December 6, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Building a home with Habitat for Humanity – Part 4 (KVUE) — November 22, 2021

Council approves $15M for affordable housing projects throughout Austin (Community Impact) — November 19, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Building a home with Habitat for Humanity – Part 3 (KVUE) — November 15, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity building new warehouse in southeast Austin (Community Impact) — November 9, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Building a home with Habitat for Humanity – Part 2 (KVUE) — November 8, 2021

Belvin Street home built by Habitat for Humanity is November Yard of the Month (SMTX Life) — November 7, 2021

Dozens of Habitat for Humanity volunteers are building this Austin family a new home in time for the holidays (KVUE) — November 1, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Behind-the-scenes with Rob Evans (KVUE) — November 1, 2021

Yvette Boatwright Receives Austin Habitat for Humanity’s Hancock, McGill & Bleau Housing Leadership Award (Realty Austin) –October 29, 2021

Habitat for Humanity Honors Yvette Boatwright (Austin Woman) — October 28, 2021

City Council: On South Lamar, Who Can We Trust? (Austin Chronicle) — October 22, 2021

3 years in, Austin is falling behind on goals in affordable housing plan ( Community Impact) — October 21, 2001

Austin Chamber announces 2021 Greater Austin Business Awards honorees and CEO award recipients (Austin Chamber) — October 6, 2021

Pflugerville family receives $30K in home upgrades from Restoration Builders’ Pay It Forward Project (KVUE) — September 28, 2021

Celebrating 30 years of Habitat ReStore (Habitat for Humanity International)  — September 21, 2021

Restoration Builders Announces First Annual Pay It Forward Event (Restoration Builders) — September 15, 2021

Innovative Housing Portfolio (Architectural Record) — September 1, 2021

Can you say, “I Love My Job” even when you don’t? (True North Business Podcast – Episode 4) — August 19, 2021

Austin on track to be least affordable non-California metro for homes by 2022, Zillow reports (Austin Business Journal) — August 13, 2021

Celebrating 30 years of Habitat ReStore (Habitat for Humanity International) — August 12, 2021

Impact Awards (ULI Austin)

Michael Hsu and Habitat for Humanity team up to build middle-income row houses in Austin (The Architect’s Newspaper) — August 6, 2021

Lack of Affordable Housing: Interview with Habitat for Humanity and Zonda, Ep. 5 (HomeAid Austin) –August 2, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore uses discount home improvement to build communities (Community Impact) — July 29, 2021

Families move into Austin Habitat for Humanity’s affordable Mueller townhomes (KVUE) — July 25, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity dedicates 500th home (KXAN) — July 21, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 500th home milestone (CBS Austin) — July 21, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity is Building Homes, Community and Wealth (Inside Austin Podcast) — July 19, 2021

Best Places to Work: Realty Austin takes top spot for fifth year in a row (Austin Business Journal) — July 16, 2021

Data shows Austin is indeed affordable — with a huge, scary exception (Austin Business Journal) — July 15, 2021

What Will Happen To All The Plexiglass Barriers Austin Businesses Set Up During The Pandemic? (KUT 90.5 Austin’s NPR Station) — July 12, 2021

Give Back: Women Build — Building a Better Austin (Austin Woman) — July 1, 2021

Familias pueden comprar una casa en Austin y pagar $1,300 mensual con este programa (Univision) — May 19, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore opening new location in Northwest Austin later this summer (Community Impact) — May 3, 2021

Habitat Mueller Row Homes (Michael Hsu Office of Architecture) — April, 2021

A+ Federal Credit Union is grateful for a successful 2020 (Austin Chamber) — April 14, 2021

Austin Habitat for Humanity Announces Kelly Outlaw as the New Chief Financial and Operating Officer (AHFH) — April 7, 2021

Women @ Silicon Labs hosts a conversation with Phyllis Snodgrass (YouTube) — March 12, 2021

+You: Women, housing and the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic (YouTube) — March 11, 2021

Provide Volunteers with COVID-19 Protocols (Wiley Online Library) — March 5, 2021

Home repair funds increased to fix storm damage (Austin Monitor) — February 21, 2021

[RE]verse Pitch winners create furniture from recycled materials, to benefit affordable housing in Austin ( — January 6, 2021


Friends in Austin Podcast with CEO Phyllis Snodgrass (Friends in Austin) — December 15, 2020

Give Back: Habitat for Humanity — Don’t Stop Us Now (Austin Woman) — November 1, 2020

The Clawback Live Episode 45 (Jimmy Flanningan) — October 3, 2020

Phyllis Snodgrass Works on Affordability One Family at a Time at Austin Habit for Humanity (Medium) — September 29, 2020

Realty Austin Raises the Wall on the 9th Annual Habitat for Humanity Home Build (Austin Local) — September 8, 2020

Investment from Austin Community Foundation will help Austin Habitat for Humanity complete East Austin project (Community Impact) — June 19, 2020

Austin Community Foundation with support from National Instruments, makes $1 Million Impact Investment Loan (Austin Community Foundation) — May 28, 2020

Shop and Donate at an Austin Habitat for Humanity (93.7 KLBJ) — May 27, 2020

Amid Pandemic, “Giving Tuesday NOW” Aimed to Give Nonprofits a Boost (Spectrum News) — May 04, 2020

Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore (Austin Chronicle) — April 14, 2020

San Marcos ReStore Among 2019 Best of Hays Winners (San Marcos Daily Record) — April 5, 2020

Austin Habitat for Humanity on Inside with John Zenor Radio Interview  — March 30th, 2020

Austin Habitat for Humanity Launches Online ReStore (SM Corridor News) — March 25, 2020

Business leaders: Stay-at-home orders will be drag on Austin economy (Austin Statesman) — March 24, 2020

Challenges Nonprofits Face During the Pandemic (RA News) — April 17th, 2020

Microsoft, Silicon Labs among tech companies building affordable homes in Austin (KVUE) — February 6th, 2020

TEGNA Foundation, KVUE award $25,000 total to 7 Austin-area nonprofits (KVUE) — January 30th, 2020


Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in San Marcos celebrates one year in business (Community Impact) — November 30, 2019

5 donation centers open during holidays (The Daily Texan) — November 20, 2019

Chicken Keeping Class Lets Residents EGGS-plore Waste Reduction (Patch) — November 1, 2019

Austin Reuse Weekend (TDS) — October 20, 2019

Austin’s Best CEOs: Phyllis Snodgrass of Austin Habitat (Austin Business Journal) — October 3th, 2019

Habitat for Humanity construye más de 50 unidades de vivienda asequible en el este de Austin (Univision) — September 13, 2019

Work set to start on 66-story tower that will be Austin’s tallest (Austin American Statesman) — September 5th, 2019

New style of affordable homes coming to Mueller area in East Austin (KVUE) — August 2nd, 2019

Townhome development coming to Mueller area in Austin (KVUE) — August 2nd, 2019

Affordable multifamily housing becomes focus for Austin Habitat for Humanity (Curbed Austin) — August 1st, 2019

Austin Habitat for Humanity developing two new projects in East Austin (Community Impact) — July 30th, 2019

FOX 7 Discussion: Austin Habitat for Humanity (FOX 7) — July 30th, 2019

Habitat for Humanity dedicates 6 new homes as Austin affordability crisis prompts shifts in tactics(Austin American Statesman) — July 27th, 2019

Habitat for Humanity can’t afford to keep building single-family homes in Austin (KXAN) — July 26th, 2019

City helps more residents stay in their homes with repairs (Austin American Statesman) — July 15th, 2019

Bobcats Give Back (San Marcos Daily Record) — July 14th, 2019

San Marcos, Texas State University Announce Partnership To Expand Bobcats Give Back Program (SM Corridor News) — July 14th, 2019

Giving City: Austin Habitat taking a new approach to housing (Austin American Statesman) — June 14th, 2019

Step inside one Cool House Tour home built with the owners’ future in mind (Austin 360) — May 30th, 2019

Stylish, Energy Efficient & Modern: Get A Sneak Peek Of Austin’s Cool House Tour (KXAN) — May 29th, 2019

Habitat for Humanity to build large-scale affordable housing complex (KXAN) — May 22nd, 2019

Habitat for Humanity plans for affordable housing complex in East Austin (KVUE) — May 14th, 2019

Austin cuts red tape for affordable housing developers (Austin Business Journal) — May 10th, 2019

Council passes affordable housing density bonus program (Austin Monitor) — May 10th, 2019

First look: Habitat for Humanity’s Plan for 50-plus condos in East Austin (Austin Business Journal) — May 7th, 2019

Is Austin About to Make it Easier for Affordable Housing to Get Built? (Shelterforce) — May 7th, 2019

Volunteers make Catholic Build a Community Affair (Diocese of Austin) — Spring, 2019

Thinking outside the cubicle: 3 Austin tech offices designed to inspire  (Built in ATX) — April 26th, 2019

Check Out These Great Corporate Volunteering Opportunities in Austin (Commercial Cafe) — April 23rd, 2019

Texas Sen. Kirk Watson plans his ‘day of service’ when he will act as governor (KXAN) — April 5th, 2019

14 places in Austin to donate all the things that don’t spark joy  (Culture Map) — March 22, 2019

2019’s top green homebuilder: Austin Habitat for Humanity (Austin Business Journal) — March 7th, 2019

Bastrop head start worker secures Habitat for Humanity home in Smithville (Austin Statesman) — March 5th, 2019

Habitat for Humanity teams up with Kendra Scott for ‘Women Build Austin’ (KVUE) — March 2nd, 2019

Affordable housing becoming less affordable (KVUE) — February 23rd, 2019

Widely supported affordable housing program could bring more dense, subsidized developments into all Austin neighborhoods (Community Impact) — February 6th, 2019

Austin City Council reviews relaxing restrictions for affordable housing (KXAN) — February 5th, 2019


Austin Habitat For Humanity Opens ReStore Location In San Marcos (Corridor News) — December 18th, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build (CBS) — November 27th, 2018

Austin Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build (Spectrum News) — November 27th, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Unveils New Home (Spectrum News) — November 27th, 2018

PIMCO Executive Leadership Award (Austin Chamber) — August 2018

2018 Profiles in Power: Phyllis Snodgrass of Austin Habitat for Humanity (Austin Business Journal) — August 2018

Keep Austin Affordable Holds Rally for Affordable Housing Bond (Spectrum News) — August 22nd, 2018

East Austin families to get keys to first ever “net zero” homes   (KXAN) — July 28th, 2018

Austin Habitat for Humanity helps East Austin families (FOX 7) — July 28th, 2018

Austin Habitat for Humanity Builds First Energy-Efficient Homes (Spectrum News) — July 20th, 2018

Bike to work day this Friday (KVUE) — May 16th, 2018

Habitat for Humanity disappointed but hopeful with CodeNEXT (KXAN) — May 16th, 2018

Phyllis Snodgrass (Austin Woman) — April 30th, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Merger Focuses on Home Affordability (Spectrum News) — March 8th, 2018

Affordable housing advocates: CodeNEXT Draft 3 moves in the ‘wrong direction’ (Community Impact) — February 22nd, 2018

Newest CodeNEXT draft gets criticism from all sides (Austin Monitor) — February 22nd, 2018

Affordable housing advocates push back against latest CodeNext draft (Austin American-Statesman) — February 21st, 2018

Austin Habitat for Humanity to Build Net Zero Homes (Spectrum News) — February 9th, 2018

Austin Habitat for Humanity begins work on “net zero” homes (Austin American-Statesman) — February 9th, 2018

“Net Zero” Homes are Sustainable. Now, Some In Austin Will Also Be Affordable (KUT) — February 9th, 2018


New project helps tackle housing affordability crisis (CBS Austin) — November 29th, 2017

In This New Neighborhood, None of the Homeowners Own The Land (KUT/Austin Monitor) — November 28th, 2017

Local nonprofit building homes to offset housing crisis (Spectrum News) — November 29th, 2017

Austinite to receive new home as part of Habitat for Humanity’s ‘blitz build’ (KXAN) — November 28th, 2017

“Unity” home completed (Austin-American Statesman) — November 17, 2017

Go Repair! Closes Application Window for Local Nonprofits (Austin Chronicle) — August 31, 2017

Shop the ultimate recycling project at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore (Austin-American Statesman) — August 25, 2017

Plaza Saltillo’s Affordable Habitat (Austin Chronicle) — August 24, 2017

Council looks to adjust TOD density bonus programs (Austin Monitor) — August 23, 2017

Advocates in Austin Rally Against Proposed Cuts to Federal Housing Funds (KUT) — July 24, 2017

Affordable housing activists protest housing budget cuts (KXAN) — July 23, 2017

Federal cuts could worsen Austin’s affordability crisis, groups say (Austin-American Statesman) — July 22, 2017

Proposed HUD funding cuts could impact thousands in Austin (KXAN) — July 17, 2017

From the Desk of Phyllis Snodgrass (Austin Woman) — July 1, 2017

Evolve Austin wants to make the case for density (The Austin Monitor) — June 20, 2017

Say yes to communities, no to cuts (The Texas Tribune) — June 2, 2017

Interested in CodeNEXT? You should be (Austin EcoNetwork) — May 19, 2017

Viewpoint: CodeNEXT has the potential to become affordability’s biggest ally in Austin (Austin Business Journal) — February 2, 2017

Commentary: CodeNEXT can be Austin affordability’s biggest ally (Austin-American Statesman) — January 31, 2017


Turn Light Bulbs into Christmas Ornaments (KXAN Studio512) — December 20, 2016

Austin district properties fetch up to $90 million in bids (Austin-American Statesman) — December 14, 2016

Two Ethiopian refugee families get the gift of a new home (KXAN) — November 29, 2016

4 numbers to know about today’s Austin affordable housing ‘Blitz Build’ (Community Impact) — November 29, 2016

Keys of Habitat for Humanity homes handed over to family (KXAN) — June 27, 2016

Habitat for Humanity celebrates 11 new homes built (KEYE TV) — June 25, 2016

Bond-Funded Feature: Westgate Grove (HousingWorks Austin) — June 2016

Austin nonprofit discovers perfect habitat in old Chuck E. Cheese’s (Austin Business Journal) — June 3, 2016

Updates set for West Gate Blvd (Community Impact) — May 25, 2016

Habitat for Humanity to build home in SE Austin (KEYE TV) — May 6, 2016

Volunteers Unite for Women Build Week and Habitat for Humanity (The Austinot) — May 3, 2016

Council OKs road resolution for housing project (Austin Monitor) — April 22, 2016

Maureen’s Legacy (Habitat: The Magazine for Habitat for Humanity International) — May Issue, 2016

Blueprints and Blue Jeans 2016 (Austin Monthly’s On the Scene) — April 14, 2016

Council approves fee-in-lieu for more housing (Austin Monitor) — April 5, 2016

Easy to Make Lovely Plant Displays (KXAN’s Studio512) — April 1, 2016

Cielo moves ahead with innovative East Austin project with City Council’s approval (Austin Business Journal) — April 1, 2016

Meet Phyllis Snodgrass, CEO of Austin Habitat for Humanity (Austin Business Journal) — March 25, 2016

Making Reuse Mainstream (The Austin Chronicle) — February 12, 2016

Taylor Thompson Interview (KUT) — January 25, 2016


Austin Habitat celebrates new headquarters, CEO (Austin Monitor) — November 19, 2015

Onion Creek Flood Victim Reaches New Heights with Austin Habitat For Humanity (HousingWorks) — October 15th, 2015

Austin Chamber COO resigns to focus on affordable housing (Austin Business Journal) — October 7th, 2015

Upcycled Lighting Ideas with the ReStore (KXAN Studio512) — July 9, 2015

Home, Expensive Home (Austin Monthly) — July Neighborhoods Issue, 2015

Affordable Housing Community Arises in Travis County (Austin American Statesman) — June 6, 2015

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore: DIY upcycling a chandelier (KXAN Studio512) — April 30, 2015

Pricey real estate changing the way Habitat for Humanity builds in Austin (KXAN) — April 22, 2015

Austin Habitat Wins Green Builder of the Year Award (ABJ) — February 27, 2015

Austin Habitat for Humanity Gives Families Hand Up (The Austinot) — February 11, 2015


Rising from the Halloween Flood (Austin Chronicle) — December 26, 2014

Habitat Finds a New Home (ABJ) — October 31, 2014

Kelly Weiss, President & CEO wins Austin Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Award (ABJ) — August 28, 2014

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