Build a Habitat for Humanity Home
Habitat for Humanity does more than build houses for the homeless and the poor — it builds lives. A child can spend his time at school learning rather than worrying where he will sleep that night. A low-income worker can start saving for the future because his Habitat home has an affordable loan. Families can feel the pride of having a home with a permanent address to call their own.
But the recipients of Habitat for Humanity homes are not the only beneficiaries. The volunteer Habitat builders are also left smiling, knowing their work made a tangible, long-lasting difference. Habitat for Humanity volunteers frequently report the thrill they get from learning tasks they never thought they could do and seeing a final product that they literally had a hand in creating.
Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, new homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor--sweat equity--into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Habitat houses are affordable for low-income families because there is no profit included in the sale price and no interest charged on the mortgage.
While Habitat for Humanity has built more than 400,000 houses for homeless and poor people throughout the world since 1976, there are still thousands of people who would love the chance to become homeowners and are ready to do their share. But they cannot do it alone. They need the help of you — their neighbor — to make their dream of owning a home a reality.
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