003Habitat for Humanity is an international nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat has built more than 225,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.

The Lumpkin County Habitat Chapter,an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-denominational Christian housing ministry and global home-building movement, was founded in 1991 to provided decent housing to Lumpkin County families in need. The housing that we provide has zero percent (0%) interest loans, which generally aid those who would not otherwise be able to afford a home. Habitat for Humanity of Lumpkin County builds and sells homes to hard-working families in need of decent and affordable housing.

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Donations of time, labor, materials and money directly fund the building of new homes. Monetary donations also provide land so deperately needed. We have minimal overhead expenses that provide us with the basic needs to operate our charity. Wthout your help, we cannot provide this much needed housing for our neighbors in Lumpkin County. Habitat welcomes all people, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or any other difference, to join us and build homes for people in need.

How the Habitat Program Works

Habitat for Humanity is a homeownership program. We sell our homes to families who go through a rigorous screening process and participate in building their home. The homes are sold at no profit to Habitat and with a no-interest loan. Families make a down payment and also contribute 250-500 hours of sweat-equity to help build their own home, as well as the homes of other Habitat families. Their monthly mortgage payment helps fund more Habitat homes. Our homeowner families also participate in Home Buyer Education classes which help foster increased economic independence and self-reliance. Families who qualify to purchase a Habitat home are currently in need of decent, stable and affordable housing, are willing to help build their home, and meet our financial requirements. Learn more about Homeowner Qualifications.

How We Change Lives

001Habitat for Humanity is about so much more than building houses. We build houses so that families can break the cycle of poverty, and have a firm foundation upon which to build better lives. According to a recent survey, 99% of local Habitat families have set different goals for themselves since moving into their Habitat home and 100% feel better about their future. Because of the increased stability homeownership offers, children do better in school and families become more involved in their community.

 

How You Can Help

We depend on the donations of time and money to make the Habitat program work. We raise our funds locally through individual donations, home sponsorships, as well as other sources such as grants.

Volunteers are also an integral part of the Habitat for Humanity program. Volunteers (both skilled and unskilled) help build the homes alongside our partner families as well as serve on committees, or help in the Habitat office. By donating or volunteering you can become part of something lasting and profound.

We can't end poverty housing alone, so please join us . .
we have many more homes and lives to build!