About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity partners with working families, sponsors, and communities to build affordable, green, quality homes and to provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership.
As one of 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat works primarily in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County to bring generous donors and hardworking volunteers together with qualified, working families. The result is dramatic, positive differences in the lives of family members and in neighborhoods.
We construct quality houses that are sold to homebuyer families through no-profit, no-interest loans. Homebuyers complete 250 sweat-equity hours and other requirements, pay for their homes and all upkeep, and maintain current payments on their properties.
With more than 30 years of experience fostering successful ownership
More than 40 staff members support the efforts of over 13,000 volunteers to raise funds, qualify homeowner applicants, build houses, provide administrative support, and much more. Outreach sessions and informational meetings inform prospective homebuyers about the qualifications and benefits of homeownership, while our extensive education program offers a wide variety of classes, 12 of which are required for homeownership. With more than 30 years of experience fostering successful ownership, we know the essential ingredient that promotes success is knowledge.
Our four-star rating by Charity Navigator is an affirmation of our intense focus on fiscal responsibility as we work to serve more parents, grandparents, guardians, and most importantly – children. Other than the income guidelines, applying for an Atlanta Habitat home is similar to applying for a conventional loan.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Each year, 12,000 – 15,000 volunteers provide more than 130,000 hours of service to build and renovate 50-60 houses and support our ReStore and operations. This gift of time saves Atlanta Habitat more than $2 million in labor costs each year.
12,000 – 15,000 volunteers provide more than 130,000 hours of service to build and renovate 50-60 houses
Thank you for your interest in our volunteer opportunities with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. Please check out the ways in which you, your company, congregation, or civic group can be engaged in our mission. If you are applying for community service hours click here to learn more.
In 2017, Atlanta Habitat will build, thrive and grow with 52 homes built and renovated and countless repair and cleanup projects completed. We will work to ensure working families have access to quality affordable housing in safe, vibrant neighborhoods with opportunities to thrive. With your help, we will make a $6 million investment in transforming communities in Atlanta. Please continue to support our mission in 2017.
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