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Since 1992, Lafayette Habitat for Humanity has made the dream of homeownership a reality for more than 240 residents across Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes. That’s 91 homes, with at least 20 more planned for completion over the next two years.

Its impact is undeniable. And with the recent launch of its new website, planned, developed and implemented by BBR, the good works of Lafayette Habitat will become even more apparent. The organization best known for literally building community now has a whole new way to connect to potential donors, volunteers and general advocates of happy endings.

Partnerships in Progress

Life stories turn houses into homes. And with the website’s Partnerships in Progress functionality, it only takes a click to learn about the life journeys undertaken by Lafayette Habitat’s partners and the volunteers who made it possible. Volunteers can view the updated status of homes they’ve worked on long after hammers are holstered, enabling them to view the fruits of their labor. A full listing of all volunteer groups and sponsors associated with each home is likewise included and updated through completion.

Social Media Integration

BBR likewise integrated Facebook functionality on each Partnerships in Progress page, allowing users to maintain contact with each other, share project experiences or encourage others to volunteer. It’s a simple but effective way to keep people plugged in, and with “Like” buttons prominently featured throughout the site, Lafayette Habitat can connect with a wider audience.

More Dynamic Experience

In addition to site-wide copy and content updates, including eye-catching statistical graphics, Lafayette Habitat now benefits from an updated content management system. This enables staff to more easily update news, promote volunteer efforts and generally take more control over how information is presented. We’ve made it easier for users to find information on volunteering and full home sponsorship, and donations and automatic drafts can be completed directly — and securely — from the site.

We hope you’ll take the time to explore the new Lafayette Habitat site. Volunteering was an experience we won’t soon forget and we encourage you to support the cause and spread the word.