Maryland Pride Build Week
October 15, 2016 – October 29, 2016
In 2011 Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland and members of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area LGBTQA community made a commitment to help a qualified low-income family move out of substandard conditions and into a home they could own affordably. At the time HFHMM was one of only three Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the U.S. to launch a Pride Build program. The Maryland Pride Build team included a diverse collection of highly energized volunteers including several local and state government officials as well as major sponsorships from the Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation, Morey Bernstein Memorial Foundation, One Marriott, PFLAG National, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, District Title, Washington Blade, the Montgomery College Foundation and many, many more. The proud homebuyers were a wonderful family of four.
HFHMM is re-launching its Pride Build program to span the course of two weeks over 10/15/2016 – 10/29/2016. This year’s goal is to recruit 10 teams of 10-15 individuals who will collectively volunteer over 100 hours and raise $25,000 for a rehabilitation property in Prince George’s County. Whether you would like to join as an individual or as a large group, we would love to have you! By re-launching this program, we hope our efforts will change another family’s life permanently, and for the better while partnering with the LGBTQA community to make a positive impact in our community.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, presence of children, source of income, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and family responsibilities.