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Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus Charity Profile
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), and the Greater Columbus Affiliate, is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers, and coordinate house building. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 homes worldwide, providing shelter for more than 1 million people in nearly 90 countries. In the Greater Columbus community, Habitat has built more than 207 homes since 1987.
Habitat for Humanity-Greater Columbus (HFHGC) is one of the only housing agencies in Franklin County targeting families who earn 30-60% of median income. HFHGC partner families are chosen after a careful review process during which Habitat assesses their need for housing; their ability to repay a zero-interest, no-profit mortgage; and, their willingness to partner with Habitat through sweat equity. All partner families are first-time homebuyers who earn 30-60% of the median income for Franklin County and currently live in substandard housing. Every partner family must perform a minimum of 200-250 hours of sweat equity, which includes working on their own house and those of other Habitat families, attending homeownership classes, and providing Habitat program support. Every family also assumes a no-interest, no-profit mortgage with payments based on family income. Because HFHGC holds and services these mortgages, Habitat has a long-term relationship with the homeowners and the communities in which they live.At Habitat for Humanity-Greater Columbus, our mission is to work in partnership with God and people to build affordable homes, empower families, and develop communities.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus Volunteer Information
Volunteers are a vital part of Habitat for Humanity. They are the backbone of fulfilling Habitatís mission. Volunteers participate in a variety of areas, some of which are: working in Habitatís ReStore, serving on committees, taking pictures, building on-site and much, much more! Volunteers assist us as individuals, as groups, and as sponsors. We appreciate our volunteers who partner with us to help make a difference in our community and in the lives of those around us.
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