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.
Habitat welcomes home the Childs and Tyler Families
Nearly 100 people gathered at Burnet Commons II: The Woods this month for a celebration of the dedication of the Childs and Tyler Family homes. Friends, family members, volunteers, and Habitat staff all came out to celebrate the joy of home ownership with the families.
Progress continues at Burnet Commons III: The Park
Anyone driving or walking along Elliott Avenue recently has seen a dramatic transformation taking place. Eighteen new Habitat homes are under construction at Burnet Commons III: The Park in the heart of Charlottesville. Habitat’s families working on sweat equity cannot wait to move in.
Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners
- Help give a hand up to a Habitat Partner Family - become an Advocate!
- Habitat hosts first ever New Partner Family Build Day
- Habitat Store Volunteer Spotlight: Josh Springer
- Gateway Project gets crucial vote
- Anonymous donor contributes $50,000 to build Habitat home in honor of Pope Francis
- CLAW Supports Women Build
- Midweek Crew member Sally Pickell presented with Ted Felger Service Award