Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

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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. Click here to read more.

 Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has partnered with more than 140 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.

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The Habitat office will close Friday, October 31st at 1:00pm. The deadline for Partner Family applications has been extended to Tuesday, November 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Habitat is hiring! Click here for current job openings.

 

Due to construction, parking for visitors to the Habitat office has changed. Click here for details.

Habitat to begin construction on five new homes at Burnet Commons II: The Woods

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Construction has begun on five new homes at Burnet Commons II: The Woods. Two Habitat homes have already been completed there, with the last five expected to be finished by spring 2015, helping a total of seven Partner Families realize their dream of home ownership in this unique new neighborhood.

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Habitat hosts second Partner Family Good Neighbor retreat

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On Saturday, September 27th, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville hosted its second “Good Neighbor” retreat, bringing together all of the current Partner Families for a day of learning and discussion about what it means to be a good neighbor and homeowner.

For Partner Family Shymora Cooper, this was the second Good Neighbor Retreat she has participated in, and she has learned a lot along the way.

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Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners

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