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What is Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County, N.C., Inc.?

Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County, N. C., Inc. (“Habitat”) is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry.  We believe that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build houses throughout Alamance County using volunteer labor and donations, and our partner families purchase their Habitat houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans.

How does it work?

Habitat works utilizing volunteer labor and donations. Additionally, prospective Habitat homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building others’ houses first, then into building their own Habitat houses.  Our homes are sold to partner families at no profit on a no-interest loan, and homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.

How do I apply for a Habitat for Humanity house?

Click here to apply for a Habitat for Humanity House.

How are families selected to receive Habitat houses?

Habitat families must meet three basic Criteria. Families must be in need of housing, must have the ability to pay a mortgage (this involves both income and credit), and must be willing to partner with Habitat.  Please note that Habitat follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection, and neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who purchase Habitat houses.

Where does Habitat for Humanity operate?

Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County, N. C., Inc. serves families in Alamance County, N.C.  Habitat for Humanity International has operational headquarters in Americus, Georgia and administrative headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  Habitat affiliates serve their respective communities throughout the United States and many other countries throughout the world.

How are donations used?

Habitat relies on gifts from individuals, corporations and other groups to fund our house-building mission in Alamance County. All donations of any amount are deeply appreciated and help Habitat build more decent, affordable houses with more families in our community. Donations are primarily used to fund Habitat’s construction efforts in Alamance County.  You can access Habitat’s most recent IRS Form 990 here.

Who governs Habitat?

A volunteer board of directors who are concerned about the problems of poverty housing in Alamance County govern Habitat.  Habitat staff manage the daily operations of the affiliate and of the ReStore. Habitat is not a government program, though Habitat works cooperatively with the government.

How does Habitat work with the government?

Locally, in NC, and nationally Habitat asks legislators and housing regulators to increase support for affordable home ownership and eliminate poverty housing. Locally, in NC, and nationally, Habitat monitors public policies related to housing, community and international development.

Nationally and internationally, Habitat advocates policy choices that increase access to decent, affordable housing for people around the world.

Locally, in NC, nationally, and internationally Habitat accepts government funds as long as they have no conditions that would violate our principles or limit our ability to proclaim our Christian identity.

How can I become a volunteer?

Click here to get involved.