Category Archive for: ‘Letters from the Executive Director’

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The Pensacola Invitational

This article was taken from The HabiChat, Pensacola Habitat’s bimonthly newsletter.  Say it out loud and it carries an air of exclusivity. In usual parlance, an ‘Invitational’ event is something that is open to only a select few, the top of the heap, the best of the best, the cream of the crop. That understanding also carries with it the general …

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Director's Blog: The Key to a Habitat Home

What is it that makes affordable housing, well… affordable? I’ve recently been doing quite a bit of speaking about the topic of affordable housing, and have noticed it bubbling up in the local news recently as well. While it is a common correlation, affordable housing and low income housing are not necessarily the same issue. Being able to afford the …

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La Esperanza

I feel that I could add a verse to that song, “I’ve Been Everywhere” from just the last year or so. I used to think that having a job that required travel would be interesting, that getting out of the office and hitting the road would break up whatever monotony an office job breeds. Now it seems to me that …

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For everything, there is a season

The writer of the book of Ecclesiastes puts it well. In the great scheme of things we understand that change is inevitable, and yet when it comes close we sometimes want to wish it away. Pensacola Habitat is in a season, or maybe better, a change of season. Over the past few months we’ve said goodbye to a number of …

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Beginning with the End in Mind

There are some realities of life that become clear working in a place that builds things, like houses. For example, one of the realities of life is that the order in which things are done, the process, is usually important. In terms of houses, you don’t work on the roof before the walls are up, and you don’t raise the …

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