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.
Habitat celebrates first six families to move into Belmont Cottages
Tears of joy were shed as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville dedicated its first six houses at Belmont Cottages, welcoming home six Partner Families and marking the culmination of months, or in some cases years, of hard work and perseverance.
Habitat awarded CACF grant to kick start homes at Burnet Commons III
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville was recently awarded $40,000 from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF), kicking off funding for Habitat’s most ambitious year ever.
Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners
- Help give a hand up to a Habitat Partner Family - become an advocate!
- Habitat Partner Families and Southwood residents complete first Getting Ahead education programs
- Local women unite for National Women Build Week
- Habitat announces Harmony Ridge, its newest mixed-income neighborhood
- Global Development Officer Peter McFarren joins Charlottesville Habitat staff, will lead fundraising efforts
- Through Hope, a Home: Spotlight on new Partner Family Chauncey Banks