Editorial Results (free)
1. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 2, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
2. Habitat Memphis Receives $160,000 Grant
- Monday, December 26, 2016
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis has received a $160,000 Priority Market Program grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation toward work in the Bearwater Park neighborhood, just north of Uptown.
3. Uptown Vision
- Thursday, August 25, 2016
Brand new sidewalks, streetlights and paved roads set the stage for Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in North Memphis, where nearly 1,500 volunteers have descended this week to build a subdivision from scratch.
4. Memphis Habitat Receives Statewide Grant Funds
- Friday, March 18, 2016
Memphis Habitat has received a $13,500 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency through Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee to support the construction of a new home in Uptown.
The funds were part of a $500,000 grant Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee received from the THDA Housing Trust Fund to distribute among the 50 Habitat affiliates across Tennessee to aid in the construction of 20 homes statewide.
5. Midway Point
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
A quality, affordable neighborhood for low- to moderate-income Memphians. That’s developer Henry Turley’s ongoing vision for Uptown, a North Memphis neighborhood benefiting from $150 million in redevelopment efforts.
6. Habitat for Humanity to Build 21-Home Community in Uptown
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The open field between Third and Seventh streets, south of Cedar Avenue in north Memphis, is surrounded by homes – some that have seen better days and others that are newly built.
Now after more than a decade of building homes on scattered sites one or two at a time, the local Habitat for Humanity chapter this summer will build its first Uptown subdivision. And the community will take the name of a section of North Memphis remembered by long-time residents.
7. ‘Back to Life’
- Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Memphis resident Geraldine Harris has been shopping at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore since it opened two years ago, finding discount prices and unique items she couldn’t locate anywhere else.
8. Essex Signs Two Leases For Discount Store Locales
- Friday, May 11, 2012
A Nashville-based discount retailer has entered the Memphis market in full force, inking two leases totaling 77,301 square feet.
Essex Bargain Hunt has leased 35,767 square feet at 590 N. Germantown Parkway and 41,534 square feet at 5124 Summer Ave. Kemp Conrad and Neely Mallory IV of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC represented the tenant in both transactions.
9. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix
10. Thrifty Real Estate
- Friday, May 27, 2011
One area that has seemed to thrive in the recession is discount retailers, including thrift and dollar stores.
Low-cost operators, including nonprofit organizations like Memphis Goodwill Industries, are able to find more affordable property than in previous years. That’s because as market conditions have dropped, so has price per square foot, said Dave Leutwyler, Goodwill executive vice president.
11. Habitat Preps New Headquarters, ReStore
- Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Habitat for Humanity of Memphis is in the process of relocating to a much larger facility to accommodate its growing base of clients, programs and services.
The local affiliate of the organization – an international ecumenical Christian housing ministry working to provide affordable, quality shelter for all people – makes home ownership affordable for Mid-South families for whom it might otherwise be out-of-reach, by not charging interest or profit on the mortgage and keeping the cost of construction low through the use of volunteer labor.
12. Clark Shapes Mission for Habitat For Humanity
- Friday, February 18, 2011
Micheal Clark is the family services director at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, a role he has held since 2004.
13. Habitat Seeks Donors as Funds Run Out
- Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis dedicated 21 homes Monday as the charity celebrated a banner year made possible by $2.7 million in federal stimulus money.
Habitat is on track to build 30-plus homes because of the funding through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
14. Passion for Nonprofits, People Leads Neal to Habitat
- Friday, September 17, 2010
Jessica Neal grew up in a small town. And it had a big influence on her life.
“Growing up, it was instilled in me – maybe because of the small-town atmosphere or maybe because my parents were both public school teachers – that it’s important to help people,” said Neal, 29, who recently took on the role of sponsorship and community relations director with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis.
15. Corporations See Added Value in Volunteer Hours
- Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The value of a corporate dollar may have seen some decreases in the last few years, but the value of a corporate hour – a volunteer hour that is – is going up.
In 2009 one volunteer hour was equal to $19.51 in labor value, up from $17.55 in 2005, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2009 the Independent Sector, a coalition of national charities, raised the figure to $20.85.
16. BancorpSouth Donates 29 Acres to Habitat
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis has received a land donation of 29 acres from BancorpSouth for the Lake Las Cruces neighborhood in Raleigh.
Memphis Habitat purchased 44 developed lots in the area from BancorpSouth with federal money awarded through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. BancorpSouth donated the adjoining undeveloped 29 acres for future Habitat projects.
17. Work Begins on Habitat’s Green Neighborhood
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Trinity Park, the first all-green neighborhood being developed by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, reached an important milestone last week when crews began site work on the project.
After years of fundraising – and those efforts are still under way – the $3.1 million, 38-home neighborhood will begin taking form on 8.6 acres at Winchester and Tchulahoma roads in Oakhaven near Memphis International Airport.
18. Green Neighborhood Closer to Reality
- Monday, December 22, 2008
Habitat for Humanity’s goal of launching its first entirely “green” neighborhood in Memphis has moved a step closer with a $263,060 infrastructure grant from the Plough Foundation.
The money will be used for development costs and the construction of a community resource center at Trinity Park, a $3.1 million, 38-home neighborhood that Habitat will launch next year on 8.6 acres at Winchester and Tchulahoma roads near Memphis International Airport.
19. MAAR, MMBA Members to Build for Habitat for Humanity
- Friday, September 5, 2008
They spend their workweeks selling and financing homes, but Memphis-area Realtors and mortgage bankers will spend two months doing something slightly different – they’ll be building homes.
From Sept. 12-Oct. 25, members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) and the Memphis Mortgage Bankers Association (MMBA) will construct a Habitat for Humanity house at 5157 Chantilly Drive in Northaven.
20. Corporate Scandals Create Focus on Nonprofit Accountability
- Thursday, March 9, 2006
School children are given free fingerprinting kits and taught about safety.
Families who live in poverty are able to say goodbye to substandard housing.
Downtown Memphis parks, streets and medians are kept well-manicured, and visitors get to gaze at exhibits in the renovated Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams St.
21. Grant Center Program Offers Help for Nonprofits
- Friday, December 9, 2005
It's not uncommon on an afternoon in Downtown to see columns of schoolchildren stride soundlessly into the renovated Fire Engine House No. 1 at 118 Adams St., where they marvel at such exhibits as a horse-drawn steam engine, a dispatcher's radio that plays actual 911 calls and an outdoor sculpture that memorializes fire fighters who have died in the line of duty.
22. Archived Article: Habitat Lead
- Friday, March 28, 2003
Habitat homes aim to fit with new neighborhood
Habitat homes aim to fit with new neighborhood
By BRYAN MASSEY
The Daily News
In Memphis, Bob Moore probably understands the Habitat for Humanity program as well as anyone could, said Dwayne...
23. Archived Article: Habitat (lead)
- Friday, June 28, 2002
MAHBA begins Habitat house in Uptown
MAHBA begins Uptown Habitat house
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
In a unique partnership twist, the Memphis Area Home Builders Association is taking on a Habitat for Humanity house in Uptown by completin...
24. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, September 28, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY A helping hand raising housing standards By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
Five weeks into his new position as executive director of Habitat for Humanity for Greater Memphis, Dwayne Spencer is ready to get his hands dirty. <...
25. Archived Article: Community Focus
- Friday, April 28, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Memphis Hope House knows how to use its resources. Its evident by the number of ways the agency manages to help the HIV/AIDS infected or affected children it serves. Its evident through its volunt...