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.
The Habitat Office will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to construction, parking for visitors to the Habitat office has changed. Click here for details.
A welcome home celebration for the Anwary Family at the Burnet Commons II dedication
The journey home for Zainab Anwary and her two daughters has been a long and difficult one. But thanks to an incredible determination to work for a better future, the Anwary family moved into their brand new home in the Burnet Commons II: The Woods neighborhood in October.
Sunrise celebrated as a national model of success
Cyclists riding across the country to bring attention to the need for safe, decent, affordable housing, stopped at Sunrise recently to highlight the achievements of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.