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Austin Habitat for Humanity in the News


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


Shop and Donate at an Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore (KJBJ 93.7) –December 11, 2019

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

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

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

Local Insights: Austin Habitat for Humanity (KLBJ) — September 18, 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

Austin Energy Green Building ReStore Case Study — July 10th, 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

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore (KLBJ) — April 9th, 2018

Texas School Finance Commission hears testimony on property taxes (KXAN) — April 6th, 2018

Local Insights: Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore (KLBJ) — April 6, 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

Kendra Scott, Habitat for Humanity team up to build playhouses for children in need (KVUE) — January 11th, 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

‘Blitz Build’ project bringing affordable housing back to native Austinites (KVUE) — November 28th, 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

Affordable Housing advocates protest cuts to Housing and Urban Development (KVUE) — 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

Non-profits going door-to-door for CodeNEXT (Spectrum News) — June 25, 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

Affordable remodeling and redecorating (FOX 7) — June 1, 2017

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

Austin Habitat for Humanity Hit Hard by Rising Land Cost in Austin (Spectrum News) — May 18, 2017

Habitat for Humanity ReStore (KVUE) — May 18, 2017

Austin Habitat for Humanity leads first ever youth build (KVUE News) — May 13, 2017

SXSW event helps tackle affordable housing in Austin (FOX 7) — March 11, 2017

Proposed Austin code rules will impact everyone living in Austin (KXAN) — February 1, 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

Habitat for Humanity Builds Two Homes (TWC News) — December 16, 2016

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

Best of Both Worlds at Habitat ReStore (TWC News) — December 10, 2016

Rising property values in Austin create challenges for Habitat for Humanity (FOX 7) — December 4, 2016

‘Holiday Blitz Build’ Provides Homes for Refugees (TWC News) — November 30, 2016

Austin’s steep housing prices impacting Habitat for Humanity (KVUE) — November 30, 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

Habitat for Humanity “Blitz Build” (KVUE) — November 29, 2016

Local teen builds with Jimmy Carter, Garth Brooks for Habitat for Humanity (KXAN) — August 30, 2016

Burmese families to be neighbors in Habitat community (Austin-American Statesman) — July 16, 2016

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

Habitat for Humanity Block Party Inaugurates New Homes (TWC News) — 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

Austin Women Tackle Affordability with Girls’ Night Out (Austin Woman) — May 2016

Girl power + Habitat power (Habitat for Humanity International Website) — May 2016

Home Improvements for Less: Habitat ReStore (TWC News House Proud) — May 9, 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

Austin Habitat for Humanity empowers women through service (TWC News) — April 28, 2016

Helping build new homes (FOX 7) — April 28, 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

Developer’s affordability deal includes help for Habitat for Humanity (Austin-American Statesman) — March 31, 2016

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

Austin Habitat builds first Bastrop home (Austin-American Statesman) — March 10, 2016

Good Measure (Habitat for Humanity International Magazine) — February Issue, 2016

Teen building home in honor of his mother, who died of cancer (Austin-American Statesman) — February 14, 2016

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

Austin Teen Builds Home for Family in Need to Honor his Mother (Time Warner Cable News) — February 10, 2016

Teen Builds Home as Memorial to His Mother (Austin-American Statesman Video) — February 9, 2016

Taylor Thompson Interview (KUT) — January 25, 2016

Austin teen builds home in memory of mom (Fox 7) — January 23, 2016


Two families receive keys to new Habitat for Humanity homes (KVUE News) — December 18, 2015

Ho ho homes for the holidays: cheers abound at Habitat’s Blitz Build (KVUE News) — December 1, 2015

Austin Habitat for Humanity Opens New ReStore (Time Warner Cable News) — November 21, 2015

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

Local teen building home in memory of his mother (KXAN) — November 3, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Hard Hats and High Heels Photo Gallery (Austin Way) — October 27, 2015

Kitchen Drawer Upcycle with the ReStore (KXAN Studio512) — October 23, 2015

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Community Impact) — October 21, 2015

A Place to Call Their Own (Tribeza) — October Architecture Issue, 2015

Austin Habitat for Humanity restoring home for Bastrop County couple (Austin American Statesman) — October 17th, 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

Austin Habitat for Humanity names new CEO (Austin American-Statesman) — October 6, 2015

Affordable homes for sale in new SW Austin community (KEYE TV) (HomeBase) — August 6, 2015

HomeBase: A New Community of Affordable Homes (City of Austin News) — August 5, 2015

SW Austin subdivision will be home to low-income residents (KXAN) (HomeBase) — August 5, 2015

Non-profit Helping Those in Need Upgrade Homes (Fox 7) — July 20, 2015

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

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Fox 7 News) — July 1, 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


The 10th Annual Blitz Build (KVUE) — December 2014

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

Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Gets a Home of her Own (KXAN) — August 18, 2014

5 Families Receive Keys to New Homes (KEYE) — January 11, 2014

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