Habitat for Humanity doesn’t give houses away. We sell them at cost, with a 0% mortgage, to hard-working, responsible families in need.
That means that when you make a donation to Habitat, what you’re really doing is investing in our partner families. A $3 donation can allow Habitat to purchase one framing stud for a home. When a partner family buys that home, they will pay Habitat back your $3 investment in their mortgage.
When we get that monthly mortgage payment, we will use it to buy more framing studs, more nails, more siding, for more houses for more families.
So your donation to Habitat never goes away. In fact, it grows over time. It’s a hand up, not a hand out.
Next week: Find out how our volunteers’ hands and feet and hearts keep Habitat building.