In 1990, a group of local citizens joined together with the goal of bringing Habitat for Humanity to the Farmville Area. Twenty-six years later, during which 33 homes have been built or repaired, the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity continues to serve those in need of safe, decent, affordable housing in the counties of Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, and Charlotte. The addition of the ReStore in 2009, where gently used furniture, household goods, appliances, and building materials are donated and resold to the public, helps Habitat serve even more people locally.
The Farmville Habitat partners with individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, government, schools, and other nonprofits to make a lasting impact in the community. Now more than ever, our nation and our local community are in the middle of an affordable housing crisis. Lower-income individuals and families are forced to make tough decisions to either live in substandard housing or to spend too much of their income on housing costs.
In a nutshell, we build homes and we repair homes. But it is much deeper than that. We work with individuals and families who are willing to partner with us by working alongside volunteers to build or repair their home, attending homeowner education classes, and paying an affordable mortgage. We believe that through shelter we help individuals build strength, stability, and self-reliance which can empower the entire community. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development, and the ability and financial flexibility to make forward-looking choices. Decent shelter contributes to thriving school systems, community organizations, and civic activism.
The Farmville Habitat knows that none of this would be possible without the generosity of donors and volunteers who all embrace the simple belief that everyone deserves a decent place to live.
In 1990, a group of local citizens joined together with the goal of bringing Habitat for Humanity to the Farmville Area. Twenty-six years later, during which 33 homes have been built or repaired, the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity…