From Government Housing Resident to Family Law Firm Owner, Jennifer McCall Knows About the Need for Affordable Housing
Habitat for Humanity elects Jennifer McCall to the Board of Directors.
GAINESVILLE, GA (October 27, 2021) — Habitat for Humanity of Hall County announced that it has approved Jennifer McCall, family law attorney, to its board of directors.
When Jennifer was a young child, her family lived in subsidized housing. She remembers how proud her parents were when they were able to buy their first home. Many of Jennifer’s earliest memories are of her parents volunteering in the community and translating for Vietnamese families. Her parents instilled in her the importance of giving back.
“Jennifer has a servant heart. She also has the lived experience of growing up in subsidized housing. Who better to have on the governing board than someone who has lived through the struggle of housing insecurity? Jennifer works tirelessly with both her clients and the community at large to help build stable families. We are thrilled to have her passion for affordable housing on our leadership team,” said Board Chairman Neal Broadwell.
Jennifer has faced struggles in her life, including being a teen mom, and is happiest when working to help others beat whatever odds they may face. Over the years, Jennifer has volunteered on different Habitat builds and recently had the joy of having dinner with friends who are local Habitat homebuyers.
By serving on the Board, Jennifer hopes to raise awareness about the lack of affordable housing and the tremendous impact stable housing has on families.
“I am thrilled to welcome Jennifer to our board of directors,” said Alison McElvery, Executive Director of Habitat. “Her unique firsthand knowledge and insight are especially needed now to help our community through the affordable housing crisis that exists in our community.”
Habitat’s Board governs the affiliate’s activities and continuously evaluates practices and outcomes. The Board is currently working on a 5-year strategic plan for Habitat Hall.
About Jennifer McCall
Jennifer McCall is a family law attorney in Gainesville with her own firm located in Hunt Tower. She and her family live in Gainesville with three rescue dogs. She has three children, two of whom are adults now. She enjoys going to the gym, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
She currently serves on the Board for Family Promise, Women Source, UNG Honors Advisory Council, and Hall County Family Connections Network.
About Habitat for Humanity of Hall County
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County is a nonprofit Christian organization driven by the vision that everyone deserves a safe and decent place to call home. Habitat offers qualified low-income families a path to homeownership through the construction of simple, decent homes, sold to families for an affordable, zero percent interest mortgage. Habitat is supported by community partners, corporate sponsors, and volunteer labor. Habitat for Humanity of Hall County has constructed 56 new homes and has repaired 10 homes over the last 31 years. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Hall County visit www.habitathallcounty.org