Additional Resources & Suggested Reading
Habitat for Humanity +You Video Series
The +You thought leadership series seeks to inform and educate Habitat audiences on significant and pressing issues in housing today — health, the impacts of COVID-19 on low-income families and particularly in communities of color, the role of redlining and racial inequality in housing disparities, and more. Watch Here.
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30th Anniversary Highlights
In 2018 we gathered with LHFH homeowners, community partners, supporters and staff to celebrate our 30th Anniversary! Watch Here.
Lexington Habitat Radio Interview
Rachel Childress joins Jason Tate on the Do Good Radio hour hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation. They talk housing stability, adapting to COVID, our mission and of course- doing good! Listen Here.
Lexington Habitat Podcast Interview
Brandalin Foster joins Leadership Lexington on the COVID Lexington podcast to talk about affordable housing, how we are adapting and more. This podcast features information relating to COVID-19 on a local scale. Listen to our spotlight (about 27mins in) at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
Lexington Habitat TV Interview
Rachel Childress speaks with Renee Shaw. They discuss the 30th anniversary of the Lexington Habitat chapter, reflect on past success, and look ahead to future plans. Watch Here.
2017 Housing Demand Survey
The latest study of Lexington’s housing needs, current usage, and projected needs. Read Here.
Imagine Lexington – LFUCG’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan
Every five years, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government completes a plan for how land use will be organized and regulated, what our community’s urgent needs are, and how local government will set out to meet them. Read the full plan here.
LFUCG’s Archive of Small Area Plans and Studies
Take a look at plans going back for the last two decades, including small area plans for specific neighborhoods, greenspace studies, and more. Browse Here.
President Jimmy Carter Interview with Jonathan Reckford
Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford talks to former U.S. President and longtime volunteer Jimmy Carter about leadership, service and Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Watch Here.
Segregated By Design Short Film
‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy. Watch Here.
Books by Habitat CEO, Jonathan Reckford
Our Better Angels [Foreword by President Jimmy Carter] – Purchase Options
Three Houses; A Strategy We Can Build On – Free Download
Creating a Habitat for Humanity: No Hands But Yours – Purchase on Amazon
Briars in the Cotton Patch
This documentary dives into the history and legacy of Koinonia Farm, where Habitat for Humanity got its start. Now available for streaming at Redeem TV, a faith-based media service where users can register to watch for free. It is also is available for streaming on Amazon (free for Prime members) and DVD purchase.
“The Ground” Poetry Reading
Spoken word poet Adán Bean delivered a memorable performance of his poem about Habitat, “The Ground,” at the 2019 Habitat for Humanity Conference in Atlanta. Watch Here.
Books by Habitat founder, Millard Fuller
The Theology of the Hammer (ISBN 978-1-880837-92-4)
No More Shacks!: The Daring Vision of Habitat for Humanity (ISBN 978-0-8499-3050-8)
Building Materials for Life, Volume III (ISBN 978-1-57312-486-7)
Building Materials for Life, Volume II (ISBN 978-1-57312-420-1)
Building Materials for Life, Volume I (ISBN 978-1-57312-404-1)
More Than Houses: How Habitat Is Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods (ISBN 0-8499-3762-0)
A Simple, Decent Place to Live: The Building Realization of Habitat for Humanity (ISBN 978-0-8499-3889-4)
The Excitement Is Building (ISBN 978-0-8499-0747-0)
Love in the Mortar Joints (ISBN 978-0-695-81444-1)
Bokotola (ISBN 978-0-8096-1924-5)