Fulton Grace Realty Supports Affordable Housing in Chicago with Giveback Homes Build Day

June 15th, 2019

Fulton Grace Realty came together on Saturday, June 15th, to help with framing, sheathing and painting at one of Habitat Chicago's affordable housing units in West Pullman. They worked alongside future homeowners Britany and Lybia, who were putting in their sweat equity hours on their future home. All future homeowners are required to invest 500 hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their own home and the homes of their neighbors. On this special day, Fulton Grace Realty got to meet some of the neighbors who will be moving into the West Pullman neighborhood thanks to Habitat Chicago's efforts. Check out some photo hightlights from the day below, and click here to view the entire album. 



“With Habitat, it’s joy because I’m actually helping to build the house from start to finish. I'll help raise the first walls and put on the final coat of paint. It’s going to be a full learning process, and when it's all done, I'll be able to fill the walls with family photos, create a signature wall to make it my own, and just feel at peace." - Lybia, Future Homeowner



Thank you Fulton Grace Realty for helping deserving families in Chicago get one step closer to safe, affordable housing!



Fulton Grace Realty has teamed up with Giveback Homes and Habitat Chicago to fundraise and physically help build a home for a local family in need on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 in Chicago's West Pullman district.  

Habitat Chicago is working in West Pullman to build on and add to the existing strengths of the community to help make it a more prosperous area for its current and future residents. Volunteers from Fulton Grace Realty will be working on framing and sheathing on an affordable housing unit in West Pullman.


Meet the family we will be helping




Tabitha is a dynamic woman. She is a reader, a bowler, a chef, a gardener, and a restaurant server. She is a single mother determined to give her 18-year-old daughter, Ayianna, every opportunity for growth and success she can. She is now ecstatically proud to add “homebuyer” as one of her attributes. As a first-time homebuyer, Tabitha finds herself a bit nervous to begin the journey that is the Habitat Chicago Affordable Homeownership program, but these nerves are nothing, she states, “compared to [her] motivation to provide [her] daughter with a place that she can always call home.” 


Ayianna is her mother’s true north. A swimmer, volleyball and water polo player, singer, player of seven (yep, seven) different instruments, and fluent Mandarin speaker, Ayianna is ready to take this world by storm. Meanwhile, Tabitha is determined to be a rock of stability for her daughter and cites her new, affordable Habitat home as a critical component of her stability. Tabitha recognizes her home as both a place where Ayianna can turn to rest her head when life gets hard and a financial investment that will propel her into a future of financial strength and growth.


“I applied to become a homeowner with Habitat for the stability that comes with having a place that is truly yours, a place that you work for and pay for and care for and can be in your family for generations and generations to come. As a child, I remember spending holidays at my Grandmother’s house with my whole family and feeling warm, happy, and protected. I plan to build a home that will always provide my daughter with these same feelings. I fully believe that everything will change after I become a homeowner and we move in. We will gain a new sense of accomplishment, pride, completeness, and confidence. Maintaining my property will be my top priority so that it will be in great shape for my daughter for many years to come.” - Tabitha 



About Fulton Grace Realty

Fulton Grace Realty is one of Chicago’s leading providers of comprehensive real estate services. We are home to an ever-growing team of savvy & reputable local realtors, seasoned property managers and customer-service oriented staff. Whatever your goal is to find a new home, sell your home or have your property managed, let us be your trusted real estate advisors.




To join the Giveback Homes movement go to givebackhomes.com. To donate and help build a home for a family in need, please click here. 100% of your contribution will go directly towards building homes #forsocialgood