Having a safe and affordable home to live in can be hard these days. Sometimes you can work your hardest and still come up short in providing for your family.
For the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, it isn’t about giving away homes. Rather, it’s about transforming communities by being a catalyst for revitalizing the neighborhood. They do this through innovative development, partnerships, education, volunteer time, individual donations and car donations to Habitat for Humanity. Homes built by Habitat are safe, affordable and quality made.
Home Buyer Program
Helping people and families with low-income accomplish their dream of owning a home is what Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is all about. They are dedicated to providing financial benefits to help like affordable payments and an affordable 30 year mortgage.
Envisioning a world where each person enjoys a safe, affordable home to live, Habitat for Humanity partners with families who have various housing needs. Examples of these needs include:
- Currently have no housing
- Living in temporary housing
- Paying over 30% of monthly income to rent and utilities
- Criminal activity in the area makes them feel unsafe
- Current place of living is structurally unsafe
- Current place of living is infiltrated with pests like roaches or mice
- Current place of living is overcrowded
Partnership with the community and homebuyers is vital. Families that are chosen for the Homeownership Program must complete “sweat equity” hour prior to moving into their new home. To learn more or see if you qualify, check out their homeownership page.
The Habitat’s Repair with Kindness Program (RWK) assists families who qualify in repairing homes to make them accessible, dry and safe. RWK is made accessible to homeowners in South Fulton Country and in Atlanta city. It is also available to homeowners who are veterans or active-duty personnel.
Repairs include things like carpentry, storm windows and doors, roof replacement or repairs and accessibility improvements. To learn more or see if you qualify, visit their repair opportunities page.
If you would like to help make a difference to a hardworking family needing a good and safe place to live, consider donating a car to Habitat through Donate a Car. Call us today at 1-800-237-5714 or click the previous link for easy online donating.