Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville was founded in 1991 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (click here to read HFHI's mission statement). Over the past two decades, we have built homes in partnership with more than 140 local low-income families. We also currently manage the Southwood Mobile Home Park and own the local Habitat Store, which raises money for Habitat homes by selling building products and other donated materials.
Our Mission Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville works to create simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with low-income families, volunteers and the communities of greater Charlottesville.
Our Service Area Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville builds in the city of Charlottesville and in Albemarle County. We also have chapters in Greene County and Louisa County and have built in Buckingham County.
Our Approach Habitat Charlottesville has taken the basic Habitat model – bringing together community volunteers to build houses in partnership with families in need – and scaled it up. In the past few years, we have been responding to the local affordable housing crisis with a bold new approach, shifting our focus from single homes to whole neighborhoods and communities. We call this approach our New Paradigm for Affordable Housing.