Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley (HFHAV) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate simple, decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold with no profit made and with no interest charged on the low cost mortgages.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors and foundations both private and public provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest 350 hours of labor – “sweat equity” – into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into an escrow fund for taxes and insurance and into a revolving “Fund for Humanity” that is used to build more houses.
HABITAT by the numbers
Habitat is the 14th largest homebuilder in the United States. Habitat works in 3,000 communities worldwide. Every 10 minutes, Habitat helps another family improve its housing situation. In some developing countries, a Habitat house costs $800. In the U.S., the average cost of a Habitat house is $60,000. Mortgage lengths vary from seven to 30 years. Habitat houses are affordable for low-income families because they are built at zero profit. Help and donate time, money, or materials today.
Your donation, large or small, can help us build a home!
$10 =a box of nails
$35 = a box of shingles
$75 = a window
$100 = a kitchen sink
$150 = an exterior door
$500 = siding for an entire house
$1,000 = wallboard
WE ARE NOT JUST BUILDING HOMES, WE ARE BUILDING LIVES.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for assistance without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.