Did You Know?

Habitat operates through locally governed affiliates with a strong emphasis on grassroots organizations and local autonomy. Troup/Chambers/Randolph County Habitat for Humanity is an independent, nonprofit affiliate that operates within specific service areas in a covenant relationship with Habitat for Humanity International and coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local
area—fundraising; building site selection; partner family selection and support; house construction; and mortgage servicing

  1. Donations made to Troup/Chambers/Randolph Habitat for Humanity are tax deductible
  2. Habitat for Humanity  offers a homeownership opportunity to families unable to obtain conventional house financing—generally, those whose income is 30 to 50 percent of the area’s median income. In most cases, prospective Habitat homeowner families make a down payment and pay it forward by contributing 150 to 300 hours of “sweat equity” on the construction of their home or someone else’s home. Because Habitat houses are built using donations of land, material and labor, mortgage payments are kept affordable
  3. Habitat homes are not free, Habitat applicants must provide credit information, work history, and ability to pay a monthly mortgage
  4. Habitat doesn’t stop with a house but continues to offer family support throughout the year
  5. It takes 2000 volunteer hours and $50,000 in gifts donations and sponsorship to build a Habitat home in Troup Chambers Randolph County
  6. Since 2003, the local Troup Chamber Randolph County Habitat affiliate has completed homes for over 25 families
  7. The local Habitat ReStore assists in the funding of local projects
  8. Habitat incorporates local businesses and suppliers on every project
  9. House size varies in size based on family need
  10. Volunteer  support is required year round
  11. Low-cost housing studies in the United States show affordable housing has no adverse effect on other neighborhood property values. In fact, Habitat houses have increased property values and local government tax income
  12. Habitat builds houses in partnership with those in need—regardless of race, religion or any other difference—who meet three criteria: need; ability to repay the no-interest, no-profit mortgage; and a willingness to partner with Habitat
  13. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization in which  homeowners are chosen without regard to race, religion or ethnic group, in keeping with U.S. law and with Habitat’s abiding belief that God’s love extends to everyone. Habitat also welcomes volunteers from all faiths, or no faith, who actively embrace Habitat’s goal of eliminating poverty housing from the world

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