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Bob Hughes joins the Habitat team as New ED

  The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Hughes as the new Executive Director, following the retirement of Dirk Holkeboer who had headed the local nonprofit…

The Visalia HomeExpo

  The Visalia HomeExpo is back and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore booth will present some of the great items we have for sale at the Visalia and Hanford ReStores. The booth will showcase a "Studio" apartment furnished with new and…

Tiny House Raffle

  Our friends and long-time partners at the Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club are holding a Tiny House Raffle to support Habitat for Humanity's affordable housing program in Porterville. House is a 20' cabin themed tiny house. Tickets…

Part-Time Warehouse Assistant Needed

Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties Job Description – Warehouse Assistant Position Objective The ReStore Driver/Warehouse Assistant represents the Habitat brand through courteous interactions with potential donors and customers…

Saying Farewell to Dirk Holkeboer

  One June 30th, the day of Dirk's retirement, more than 70 friends, family & co-workers, present and past, met at the Wyndham Hotel to celebrate a 33-year career in support of affordable housing. Check out Dirk's timeline below. …

Habitat Executive Director Announces Retirement

  With heartfelt gratitude, Habitat for Humanity of Tulare and Kings Counties announces the retirement of its Executive Director, Dirk Holkeboer, effective June 30, 2021.  Dirk has served as Habitat’s Executive Director for the past…

RE/MAX Visalia team break-ground with Habitat

  The start of every Habitat build project is special, and the morning of April 20th was very special. More than 40 members of the RE/MAX Visalia team joined Habitat staff and board members to break ground on a new project at 320 N.W.…

House Dedication in Hanford

  Habitat started building their fifth home in the City of Hanford, on Friday July 29th, 2020 and 10 months later, more than 40 community members joined new homeowners Victor Gray, Danielle Solorio and their son Evan as they celebrated…

Habitat remembers a founding board member

  In February, one of the founding forces behind the local Habitat for Humanity chapter passed away. Bob Marshall filled his 96+ years with a commitment to his community and its most vulnerable members fueled by a Quaker-infused sense…
Malcolm Dutch

IN MEMORIUM

  In Memoriam – Malcolm Dutch The last 12 months have been an extremely difficult time for many of us and the community that we share. As Habitat deals with the uncertainties of our current health and economic challenges, we rely…
Hanford ReStore-Hanford Sentinel

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore helps build communities

  HANFORD — Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties ReStore in Hanford is helping build communities in more ways than one. The ReStore, located at 415 W. Lacey Blvd., is essentially a home improvement thrift store, where donations…
Broken tool box from Christmas Break-in 2020

Christmas Break-in!

  Habitat had a Christmas break-in! Thieves abound this time of year and they didn't mind breaking in and taking much needed tools from Habitat for Humanity. Monday morning, December 14th, Habitat staff discovered that one of our construction…
Thrivent supports Habitat homeowners

Thrivent and Habitat partner to help families

Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties partner to help families stay in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic Visalia, CA (Dec. 14, 2020) – Thrivent is awarding Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties a contribution…
Marie Kondo-tidying up

ReStore ‘Tidying Up’ Tips for Decluttering Your Home

  (Article shared from Habitat for Humanity of Omaha) by Katie Albin | Mar 27, 2019 | ‘SPARK JOY’ IN YOUR HOME ‘Spark joy’ & ‘tidying up’ have become coin phrases for organizing &…
Winter Women Build 2020-group photo

Women Build in Hanford!

    Nearly 30 women (and a few good men) from the local community joined habitat staff at the first Winter Women Build on December 4th & 5th in Hanford. Construction staff took time to demonstrate the skills needed for each…
Victor-future homeowner in Hanford-Winter Women Build 2020

Changing Lives Through Building Homes-by Julissa Zavala

    HANFORD — Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but in the case of Habitat for Humanity of Tulare/Kings Counties, it takes a village to build a house. “We’re very appreciative that during such a stressful…
Barns Family-Visalia remodel project

Growing up in a Habitat home.

  In late 2016, Ernie worked with his sister to remodel a house for his mother and step-father . As a 14-year-old, it was more work than he expected, and the volunteers who helped his family build their future home, created a mixture…
Ginny & Jim with donated trailer

“God Moment”

  In a very special “God moment”, Habitat matched a donated travel trailer with Ginny & Jim, a couple who lost their home to the SQF Complex fire this summer. The story started with a couple in Utah wanting to help a family displaced…
Happy Trails joins Habitat on the jobsite in Hanford

Happy Trails and Habitat-working together

  Thank you to Leslie Gardner for bringing her team from Happy Trails out to the Habitat for Humanity jobsite in Hanford. They worked hard all day helping add sheathing and support bolts to the house with future homeowner Victor.  Non-profits…
Singkeovilay family

Family pays off mortgage after 18 years.

  Samee & Nakor and their two daughters lived in overcrowded conditions with multiple families living in a single house with little or no furniture and sleeping on bamboo floor mats. His work as a custodian in a warehouse just didn’t…