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.
Anonymous donor contributes $50,000 to build Habitat home in honor of Pope Francis
A new Habitat home is being made possible by an anonymous $50,000 donation to honor the sitting Pope for his commitment to social justice and the reinvigoration of the Catholic Church.
Midweek Crew member Sally Pickell presented with Ted Felger Service Award
In 2001, recently-retired Sally Pickell was searching for a way to occupy her time. After having a blast constructing a shed with her son-in-law, she decided to try out volunteering with Habitat. Fourteen years and more than 100 homes later, Sally has become a confident, skillful, and valued member of the Midweek Crew – a group of key volunteers who work regular hours with Habitat.
Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners
- Habitat hosts community event to release Economic Impact Study
- Habitat for Humanity hosts Charlottesville Learning Journey featuring Angela Blanchard
- Habitat hosts first ever New Partner Family Build Day
- Habitat Store Volunteer Spotlight: Josh Springer
- Gateway Project gets crucial vote
- Habitat hosts Partner Family Picnic, brings together new and old Partner Families