Habitat for Humanity International--Central Atlantic Area (DE,MD,WV,VA,NC,SC)
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating povery housing using the principle of partnership. Habitat makes the dream of home ownership a reality for people living in substandard housing by selling volunteer-built homes with a no-interest, no-profit mortgage. Families are required to invest an average of 450 hours of 'sweat equity' by joining with volunteers in helping to build their own home and the homes of other Habitat families. Families are selected on the basis of need, willingness to partner, and sufficient income to make the small mortgage payment. Habitat homes are privately funded through donations from churches, individuals, corporations and service clubs.