Seven Things You Might Not Know About Habitat

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By Elizabeth Bowers, Director of Development and Communications

1. We never give away houses.  Habitat for Humanity identifies hardworking, low-to-moderate income families who would like to partner with Habitat. This partnership begins with hard work; each family must complete 200 hours of “sweat equity,” building their home alongside our construction team and volunteers.  The partnership is not complete until 30 years later when the family finishes paying their 0% mortgage on their Habitat home.

2. We do more than build houses. Habitat has three additional programs in Montgomery County. In addition to building and rehabbing homes, we also have a Critical Home Repair program, a Neighborhood Revitalization program, and the Almost Home financial literacy program.  Information about each of these programs can be found on our website.

3. We know that teamwork matters.Families partnering with Habitat work alongside volunteers to build their homes. These volunteers are essential to completing the work we are doing in Montgomery County.  Together these volunteers work to help our partner families achieve their dream of homeownership.

4. We can’t do it alone. We are grateful for everyone who supports the work we are doing in Montgomery County. We could not do any of this work without the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and faith communities.

5. We like a challenge. We are starting a new construction project in Bridgeport building four townhouses, while completing two home rehab projects, nearly thirty critical home repairs, and 20 exterior home projects.  We are also expanding our Neighborhood Revitalization program to include both Norristown and Pottstown.

6. We are big into recycling. The ReStore sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds go to build homes, communities, and hope in Montgomery County.

7. We need your financial support. We believe that every child needs a stable place to call home - a place where they can grow up healthy, be safe, and learn. Your tax-deductible donation of even as little as $20 a month could help a family build a more secure future. Give today!