An outgrowth of our New Paradigm for Affordable Housing, Project 20 is our commitment to build at least 20 homes annually in partnership with hard-working local families. Click here to read more.
Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has partnered with more than 130 hard-working low income families in the area to help them realize their dream of home ownership.
Habitat doesn’t give away houses, but instead offers Partner Families the opportunity to earn “sweat equity” building their homes and those of their neighbors. Utilizing volunteer labor and donations, Habitat is able to sell homes to Partner Families at no profit with a zero interest mortgage. In turn, Partner Family mortgage payments feed the Fund for Humanity, allowing us to build even more homes.
This approach has made a big difference in the lives of many hard-working Partner Families. But, given the extent of the local affordable housing crisis, we need to think bigger.
Our New Paradigm, a powerful approach to this crisis, has allowed us to build more homes, to a higher standard, on less land. This new, entrepreneurial model, is creating stable mixed-income communities.
The stages of the New Paradigm include
- Paton Street, the first Habitat for Humanity mixed income community in Virginia;
- Sunrise, the nation’s first ever trailer park transformation without resident displacement; and,
- Southwood, the area’s greatest remaining opportunity to eradicate local housing poverty.
City Council approves Elliott Avenue development
City Council's vote to approve Elliott Avenue rezoning will help twenty new Habitat Partner Families achieve their dream of home ownership
AARP Foundation features Sunrise Park video and replication guide
AARP Foundation has developed a resource guide that, building on the lessons learned at Sunrise Park, offers tools and strategies enabling both organizations and individuals to transform mobile home parks into successful communities like Sunrise Park without displacing those who can least afford to be uprooted.
Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners
- Matching Grant Makes the Most of Your Giving
- Alert: Missing Donations
- Habitat completes homes as part of first land trust project
- If I Had a Hammer...Habitat empowers Partner Families and volunteers alike
- Habitat engages area children in meaningful activities this summer and throughout the school year
- Hard-working volunteer gains work-readiness skills at Habitat Store