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 150 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.
Weldon Cooper Center Releases Habitat Economic Study, finds local impacts total more than $30 million
Time and again, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has witnessed the transformative power of “sweat equity” and home ownership. Now, thanks to an Economic Impact Study just released by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Habitat can quantify the impact of our work, not only on our Partner Families, but also on the larger Charlottesville community.
Foundations poured at new Burnet Commons III mixed-income neighborhood
The first six townhomes at Burnet Commons III: The Park are coming to life on Elliott Avenue in the City. Foundations have been poured and soon passersby will witness volunteers joining new Partner Families in framing up the home of their dreams.
Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners
- This is beyond my wildest dreams. I can’t believe this is really my home!
- New neighborhoods beginning to take shape
- Sheron Sinclair Partner Family Featured on NBC29 News
- Women Build Holds DIY Educational Workshops at The Habitat Store
- Join Us at Starr Hill during the month of February for Cheers for Charity