Home in the Lehigh Valley
There’s no place like home...home is where the heart is...home sweet home...and so on. Pop culture has inundated us with inspiring quotes about houses and homes for longer than I can remember. They’re sentimental and sweet, but perhaps they’ve lost their significance due to overuse. These little sayings have even become - perhaps - trivial.
However, that is not the case for everyone. Hardworking, local families in the Lehigh Valley whose dreams of homeownership have escaped them time and time again would do anything for a little placard with one of those simple quotes...and more importantly, a place of their own in which they can hang it.
It is not news to anyone that the importance of our homes - our dwelling place - has been taken to extreme levels over the course of the last twelve months. Articles have been written about it...news reports have illuminated it...and it's right in front of us when we scroll through our social media. We spent time in our homes...A LOT of time. We worked, we learned, we played, we slept, we paced, we stressed, we laughed, we cried, we attempted to make banana bread, we ordered pizza, we binged “The Office” for the 400th time, and we isolated in our homes to keep our families and our communities safe and healthy. At this point, we’ll do anything to get out of said home and not spend every waking hour confined to those same four walls day in and day out. We can only watch so much Netflix before we really start to lose it and defy time as a construct.
On the other hand, when so many of us are longing to escape our homes and the monotony of quarantining, there are just as many of us who long to experience the security and comfort of reliable, affordable housing. They long for nights spent in the home...in the space that is comforting, safe, and necessary for all.
At Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, we know that a house is more than simply a roof over our heads. A house provides shelter, safety, security, and the knowledge that there is a place to rest our heads at night, free from the burden of unreliable and unsafe housing. Renters in the Lehigh Valley are spending two-thirds of their income in monthly rent...how is that conducive to stable living in a time when financial demands continue to increase?
Habitat Lehigh Valley’s affordable, simple housing solutions allow families to gain peace of mind and heart because, through homeownership, they are finally able to invest in proper healthcare, food security, and education. When Habitat Lehigh Valley staff and volunteers build homes in partnership with local, hardworking families, they aren’t just handing out houses and moving on. They are building futures and dreams. They are creating spaces where strength, stability, and self-reliance can take root and continue to grow over time...safely planted in an unwavering network of support and community.
No man, woman, or child should ever have to worry about if the rug will be pulled out from under them in regards to their living space. Everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live and call home. When you invest in our mission at Habitat Lehigh Valley, you invest in building homes made with perseverance, dedication, and selflessness. When you invest in these local families’ futures, you invest in compassion. You invest in empathy. You invest in love.
Maya Angelou, renowned American poet, memorist, and civil rights activist, once wrote, “The ache for home lives in all of us…” Well, no offense to Maya...but let’s not ever let anyone ache for home ever again. Perhaps “there’s no place like home” really hasn’t lost any meaning. At Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, we certainly know it hasn’t.
5/22/2021 05:45:46 am
No matter what ‘home’ means to you, there is surely something nostalgic about the place we call home. It’s the place where we eat, the place with friends and family, where we enjoy our home goods and decor, and it’s the place we make our own.
5/22/2021 10:15:59 am
Absolutely! Allentown's convenient location, commitment to healthy living and celebration of the arts make it a great place for active folks to settle down
6/13/2021 01:54:46 am
Absolutely! Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, is breaking ground on a new home construction project in Bethlehem. A formal groundbreaking ceremony, including local dignitaries, Habitat staff, volunteers, and Habitat families will take place on February, 26th.
6/15/2021 02:08:35 am
Absolutely! Four other families are on the same path now, spending their days learning life skills and their nights in one of 13 Lehigh Valley houses of worship that take turns hosting them.
6/29/2021 07:44:34 am
I agree. You can find new homes, townhomes, singles, condos for sale, and of course foreclosures.
7/7/2021 05:10:13 am
I agree. The Lehigh Valley is a region of eastern Pennsylvania that consists of the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. It's one of the most populous regions in Pennsylvania and continues to grow quickly.
7/19/2021 03:43:15 am
Lehigh Valley as one of the top places to live in the United States. Allentown's convenient location, commitment to healthy living and celebration of the arts make it a great place for active folks to settle down.”
7/20/2021 05:08:08 am
11/30/2021 11:07:37 am
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12/29/2021 04:11:03 am
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2/18/2022 02:44:21 am
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2/23/2022 07:08:51 am
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4/1/2022 11:46:35 am
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4/22/2022 01:24:19 am
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4/28/2022 02:00:09 am
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5/21/2022 05:43:17 am
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6/20/2022 09:29:04 am
Right at Home has a wide range of help that they can provide at home. My mom needed little physical care for herself so we had a companion once a week to do some light housekeeping, go for a walk with my mom, try to get to know her to get her used to someone coming in before it was needed more regularly. Right at Home set up an introductory meeting very quickly, provided a binder of information for my mom, and tried to schedule 2-3 different people for my mom over a couple of weeks so that one of them would be available each week. Prices were fair and they were very willing to help me navigate this new chapter in my moms world. I will return to them again when needed.
1/17/2023 10:59:28 pm
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2/15/2023 07:05:04 am
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3/1/2023 09:39:18 pm
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