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Fox Cities Habitat Selected for ‘Affiliates of Distinction’ Award

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity selected for ‘Affiliates of Distinction’ honor for their service and innovationHFH Staff_AOD Award

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is one of 23 organizations recognized by Habitat for Humanity International as an “Affiliate of Distinction”.

The Affiliates of Distinction program was established by Habitat for Humanity to honor local Habitat organizations that meet or exceed best-practice standards and to uphold their work across the Habitat network.

“We are honored to be named as an Affiliate of Distinction by Habitat for Humanity and want to thank the communities, supporters and volunteers that have helped us serve more families than ever before. This recognition is an affirmation of our work and we will continue to work even harder to transform communities and improve lives here in the Fox Cities,” said John Weyenberg, Fox Cities Habitat’s Executive Director.

For nearly 25 years, Fox Cities Habitat has worked to help local families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Through their multiple affordable housing solutions, more than 1,000 families have been served though Habitat in the Fox Cities.

The recipients of this year’s Affiliates of Distinction include:

  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (GA)
  • Austin Habitat for Humanity (TX)
  • Beaches Habitat for Humanity (FL)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County (IL)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte (NC)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County (WA)
  • DuPage Habitat for Humanity (IL)
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (CA)
  • Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (MI)
  • Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (IA)
  • Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity (WI)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (CA)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh (NY)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco (CA)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (MI)
  • Houston Habitat for Humanity (TX)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County (IN)
  • Our Towns of North Mecklenburg-Iredell Habitat for Humanity (NC)
  • Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (OR)
  • Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County (IN)
  • Habitat for Humanity Tucson (AZ)
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (MN)
  • Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley (CO)

Local Habitat organizations considered for the honor were reviewed by four criteria: Building a Sustainable Organization, Building Community Impact, Building Sector Impact and Building Societal Impact.

About Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity
The Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity mission is to increase access to safe, decent and affordable housing and to create opportunities for low-income families to develop equity and independence through home ownership. Fox Cities Habitat has worked with more than 1,000 families since 1993. In 2017, more than 200 families will be empowered through our innovative and diverse housing solutions including Almost Home, Bridge to Better, Rock the Block Neighborhood Revitalization, Home Rehab, New Home Construction and Global Homebuilding programs. Families in these programs inspire community-wide action to break the cycle of poverty. For more information, head to FoxCitiesHabitat.org.

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