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 150 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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Habitat is hiring! Click here to view job descriptions.

 

Parking for visitors to the Habitat office has changed. Click here for details, and here to view a map of Habitat's allotted spaces in the Republic Plaza parking lot.

Anonymous donor contributes $50,000 to build Habitat home in honor of Pope Francis

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has begun framing a home in honor of Pope Francis. The Pope Francis Home is being made possible by an anonymous $50,000 donation to honor the sitting Pope for his commitment to social justice and the reinvigoration of the Catholic Church.

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Gateway Project gets crucial vote

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On May 27th, The Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board approved the addition of the "Gateway" project -- an initiative linking multimodal transportation alternatives through a redeveloped Southwood -- to the area's Long Range Transportation Plan Vision List. If funded, the Gateway will provide the region's largest contiguous walkable and bikeable area and create a northern and western gateway into the future Biscuit Run Park.

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Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners

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