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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Dan Rosensweig, our President & CEO, was honored to be asked to speak at the 2015 Charlottesville TEDx Conference.  The theme of the day was “What If”. 

Click here to watch Dan's TEDx talk.

 

 Check out Habitat's 2015 Annual Report or our 25th Anniversary Impact Poster!

 

Click here to view the new Habitat Film!

 

Parking for visitors to the Habitat office has changed. Click here for details, and here to view a map of Habitat's allotted spaces in the Republic Plaza parking lot.

Habitat to welcome home 12 families at newly transformed Burnet Commons III neighborhood

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For years, Tim Turner dreamed of owning his own home in a safe neighborhood where his son can play outside. His dream is about to come true. On August 6 and 13 Tim and Damyanti, along with 11 other remarkable Charlottesville families, will celebrate the culmination of years of hard work at the Burnet Commons III: The Park home dedication ceremonies.

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Albemarle County Police hold 3rd Annual Southwood Bike Rodeo

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Every summer, the Albemarle County Police Department hosts the Southwood Bike Rodeo, a day of fun activities, free bike helmets and conversations about bike safety.
But the Southwood Bike Rodeo is about more than obstacle courses and tune ups. It’s an opportunity for police to make genuine connections with the community.
 

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