Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: November 9, 2007, 10:28 AM
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity is a locally run
Massachusetts affiliate of Habitat for Humanity
International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian
housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works
in partnership with people in need to build and
renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses
then are sold to those in need at no profit and with
no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and
individual and corporate donors provide money
and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner
families themselves invest hundreds of hours of
labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes
and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments
go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used
to build more houses.
The Habitat for Humanity International web site
(www.habitat.org) contains more information on
Habitat's history, mission, volunteer opportunities
and contact information for other Habitat affiliates
around the world.
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity was founded in
1989 and was known as Attleboro Area Habitat
for Humanity till recently when its name was
changed to reflect its committment to serve several
communities in the area. In October 1997, it
completed its first project at 17 Holman Street in
Attleboro. In September 2002, it completed its
second Project at 478 South Worcester Street in
Norton. We are currently building two more
houses on South Worcester Street in Norton.
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity affiliate serves
several southeastern Massachusetts communities
including: Attleboro, Foxborough, Mansfield,
Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville,
Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Wrentham.