Celebrating 40 years of impact
For 40 years, Habitat for Humanity Tucson has built strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Building homes, changing lives; none of what we’ve accomplished would have been possible without the support we have received from our generous donors, devoted volunteers and partner homeowners. We are so thankful for every donation, every HabiStore purchase, and every hour of volunteer time invested.
As we celebrate our past, we look forward to framing our future for the next 40 years as we build a Tucson community where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat Tucson founded
July 1, 1980
Rev. George Tolman and Jerry McFarland started the 7th Habitat affiliate in the country here at Habitat Tucson. Two years later, our first completed Habitat home was dedicated on Plumer Ave!
March 15, 1998
Habitat Tucson hosts its first ever Women Build! At Habitat Tucson, women and children make up the majority of those living in our neighborhoods, and we know what a difference equitable housing makes. We believe equality for all women, a strong sense of self and confidence, and empowering women to achieve economic independence are vitally important issues. Now in its 19th year, Women Build celebrates the power and impact women have on their communities.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
May 1, 2005
Another first! Habitat Tucson launches the first ever Rainbow Build – a home built in partnership with the LBGTQ community.
July 30, 2006
The Habitat for Humanity Tucson HabiStore opened its doors! More than a year before it planned, the HabiStore generated enough in sales to build its first home.
The HabiStore serves as a recycling hub that helps people keep working, useable household items out of landfills. Then the store’s profits fund the building of energy efficient Habitat homes!
November 30, 2015
Another milestone! The walls were raised on Habitat Tucson’s 400th home! Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors made this achievement reality.
Introducing Carters Court
July 30, 2019
Groundbreaking begins in Habitat’s 10th Tucson neighborhood, named after Habitat’s most famous volunteers, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. A true testament that strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.
July 1, 2020