June is National Homeownership Month. It celebrates the value that owning a home brings to families, communities, and neighborhoods across America.

By becoming a homeowner, people get a step closer to the American dream. This month also shares the joys of being a homeowner, which can encourage others to achieve the same thing.

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 on the conviction that everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County is part of their global network, serving 11 areas throughout Dutchess County.

Since 1986 Habitat for Humanity Dutchess County has built 33 homes to provide a safe and financially sustainable home for families to call their own and has made more than 130 critical repairs and improvements for local homeowners, helping them to preserve their homes.

We believe that we’re stronger together, and that’s why we partner with local organizations to provide resources and outreach that assist eligible applicants in the home buying process and home maintenance and upkeep.

We accomplish all of this through the hard work and dedication of our staff, our volunteers, our partners, and our donors. A special “thank you” goes out to all of them during this very important month of recognition.