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.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Habitat Office and Store will be CLOSED Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The construction sites will be CLOSED Thursday, November 26 - Saturday, November 28.
Habitat is hiring! Click here to see job postings.
Click here to view the new Habitat Film!
Thankful for a place to call home
Jessica Turner and Robert are preparing to cook tomorrow’s Thanksgiving meal for their family. Like so many other parents, they’ve ordered the turkey and stocked up on vegetables, stuffing and pie crust for the holiday dinner. But this year, Jessica, Robert and their three children have a special reason to celebrate. This year, they finally have a place to call home.
Habitat seeks an executive level Chief Advancement Officer to lead fundraising efforts
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville seeks an executive level Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to lead Habitat’s fundraising efforts. This position is a rare opportunity to join an organization that is challenging and transforming the model and assumptions for its field. This isn't the average development officer job. It is a chance to take a lead role in a paradigm shift that will have lasting, positive benefits for generations of families.
Charlottesville Area Habitat Homeowners
- Help give a hand up to a Habitat Partner Family - become an Advocate!
- Anonymous donor contributes $50,000 to build Habitat home in honor of Pope Francis
- Habitat welcomes home the Abbas-Mohammed, Rabi and Turner Families
- Habitat takes new approach to Partner Family education
- Thanks to all who made the third annual Rake-A-Thon a success!