What does Habitat for Humanity do?
Habitat for Humanity builds simple, affordable homes with and for families, couples and individuals in need of housing.
How can I get involved?
There are many opportunities for volunteers to become involved with Habitat. The obvious volunteer opportunity is on our construction but we have many opportunities on our committees (Construction, Homeowner Selection, Family Nurturing, Finance, Faith Engagement, PR/Fundraising. ReStore, Site Selection), Habitat ReStore, office etc.. Please see more information about volunteering under our Get Involved section on our home page.
If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
Donations are used for construction of homes, rehabilitation/repair of homes, and a percentage of the donations are used for administrative costs involved in the construction/repair of each home.
Are Habitat houses free?
No. Each homeowner purchases their home through a 0% interest mortgage provided by our Habitat. Each homeowner is required to make monthly payments and they normally will pay back their mortgage within 25 years.
How are homeowners selected?
The Homeowner Selection Committee chooses families based on three criteria: 1-Housing need, 2-Willingness to Partner, 3-Ability to pay. Our applicant’s ability to pay is based on the 30 – 80 percent of Whitfield and Murray counties area median income as well as review of their credit and current monthly expenses. Non-Proselytizing Policy Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.