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.
Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has partnered with more than 170 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.
Dan Rosensweig, our President & CEO, was honored to be asked to speak at the 2015 Charlottesville TEDx Conference. The theme of the day was “What If”.
Click here to watch Dan's TEDx talk.
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Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer Welcomes Home Six Habitat Families
This month, six new Habitat homeowners got a very special welcome home from new Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer. Habitat families are the first of many families who will move into this very special neighborhood lining Elliott Avenue.
Help give a hand up to a Habitat Partner Family - become an Advocate!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is currently looking for volunteers to serve as Advocates for our Partner Families. Advocates work with our Partner Families throughout the Habitat process, building a relationship with the family, encouraging them to take steps needed to complete the program, and celebrating with them as they move into their new home.