Karraine V. Moody ’01 first volunteered with Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity while a student at Trinity. Many current Trinity students are following in her footsteps, getting involved by helping build and repair homes for area families. This feature article was first published in the September 2018 issue of Hartford Magazine and is excerpted here (linking below to the full story) with permission.

Karraine Moody is executive director of the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity. She is pictured in Habitat’s Financial Freedom Center training room. (Photo: Cloe Poisson / Hartford Magazine)

Hartford Magazine

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 30th anniversary Oct. 18 with a big party at Hartford Marriott Downtown.

“We never have parties for us,” says Karraine Moody, the group’s executive director in Habitat’s Windsor Street headquarters in Hartford’s North End. “We’re doing something different.”

Since taking over the top job at Habitat in January 2014, Moody has been tweaking the mission, which has guided more than 300 families to home ownership in Greater Hartford. Habitat has locations in all 50 states and 73 countries. In 2017 Habitat worldwide built or repaired 196,000 houses.

“We now talk about how many families we can serve, not only how many we move into houses,” says Moody, who began her relationship with Habitat in 2005 as family services director. Read more.