What Makes Up Your Credit Score?

Credit and credit scores affect so many aspects of our lives but the details of it aren’t always clear. Habitat HOPE is here to help by answering ‘what makes up your credit score?’ Let’s break it down: 10% New Credit – recently opened...

105th Habitat Family Partner Enters Homeownership program

The past year has shown us what is important or at least reminded us what should be prioritized. Things like family and shelter are two of the most important things anyone can have.  Habitat Monroe is proud to be able to provide safe, decent, affordable housing...

Monroe’s Women-Owned Businesses

As a part of Habitat Monroe’s ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate the history of the women in our own community. We’re going to shine the spotlight on women-owned businesses in Monroe, so that you can feel good about supporting Monroe...

Are You at Risk of Property Tax Foreclosure?

Are you at risk of losing your home due to delinquent property taxes, resulting in a property tax foreclosure? Habitat HOPE Housing Counseling may be able to help. In Michigan, real property tax foreclosure involves a three year process. Parcels are forfeited to...

Celebrate Women’s History with WLI

March marks the start of Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to recognizing prominent women in history and celebrating those who work to improve conditions for women everywhere. The Women’s Leadership Initiative is a network of women in Monroe County who use...

Thrivent Venture Build 2021

Julia on site of Habitat’s 2021 Venture Build in Woodland Beach Join us on this venture! Habitat is thrilled to once again be working alongside Thrivent to build a home in faith for a local family! Thrivent has provided Habitat Monroe with a grant to fund a...

How Your Tax Return Can Help You Stay Afloat

An unexpected expense or loss of income can financially sink us and drown us in debt. But a well budgeted tax return can be a life raft. Habitat HOPE is here to show you how to stay financially afloat by making the most out of your tax return. One way to use your tax...

Join the 30_30_30 Challenge!

What if I told you that you could make a real difference WITHOUT opening your wallet or even leaving your house? In fact, by giving just over an hour of your time, $150 will be donated to Habitat.  How, you ask? Habitat has partnered with a totally awesome...

Using Your Tax Return to Reach Your Goals

This month’s HOPE Huddle will focus on ways to use your tax return to help meet your financial goals. Planning ahead for your income tax return will help you make the most of that money and help you reach your financial goals. Here are some options: Pay down credit...

HOPE Huddle Budgeting Recap

In case you missed it, January’s HOPE Huddle focused on budgeting to meet your financial goals. In that short virtual hour we covered so much information on key steps to creating a budget and some key tips that will help you reach budgeting success.  If you...