Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

celebrating 25 years of building dreams EST. 1991

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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.

Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has partnered with more than 170 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 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.

 

 

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Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville in celebration of our 25th Anniversary on Saturday, October 1 from 12pm -5pm.

Admission is free for all – this event will be held rain or shine!

Click here for more information! 

 

 Want to learn more about our work over the last 25 years? Check out our 25th Anniversary Impact Poster!

 

Click here to read the 2013 Weldon Cooper Center Economic Impact Study


 

 Habitat for Humanity is hiring! Click here for details.

 

Parking for visitors to the Habitat office has changed. Click here for details.

Habitat celebrates 12 new homeowners at Burnet Commons III: The Park dedication ceremonies

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For years, Brittney Allen dreamed of owning her own home, a safe and stable place for her children to grow and play. This month, Brittney and 11 other hardworking Charlottesville families celebrated purchasing their own homes at two joyous dedication ceremonies.

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Southwood Back to School Festival brings community together

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As many of us have experienced, the close of summer and back to school preparations can be bittersweet for parents and children alike.  At Southwood, the end of summer is marked by the Back to School Festival, a vibrant community celebration hosted by Albemarle County Public Schools.

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