About Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County GA
What is Habitat for Humanity International?
- Our Mission Statement is: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
- Our Vision is "A world where everyone has a decent place to live."
- A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry.
- We seek to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
- To accomplish these goals, we invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
- Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda. Today, we have helped build over 800,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than 29 million people around the world.
What are Habitat affiliates?
- Community-level Habitat for Humanity offices that act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International.
- Each affiliate is an independently operated, nonprofit organization.
- Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local service area—fundraising; building site selection; partner family selection and support; house construction; and mortgage servicing.
What is Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County GA, Inc.?
- We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
- We are a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- We seek to collaborate with others in Brunswick and Glynn County, GA to replace unsafe, substandard or overcrowded residences and vacant, abandoned lots with safe, basic, and affordable homes for households who may have no other hope for homeownership.
- Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County, GA was founded in 1989.
- To date, we have built 88 safe, decent, affordable homes in Glynn County.
- Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds to participate and serve in our mission.
- As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
How does it work?
- Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner (partner) families, volunteers and skilled laborers.
- Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest 200 hundred hours (per adult in the household) of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others and attend financial education classes.
- Affordability: Habitat does not charge interest on our loans, and mortgage and escrow payments of approved applicants do not exceed 30% of the gross monthly income of the applicant(s) upon closing.
- The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses.
How are partner families selected?
- Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates.
- The family selection committee qualifies homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program, and their ability to repay the loan.
- We follow a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection.
- Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, disability, race, age, color, religion, marital status, sexual preference, or national or ethnic origin,
What are the homes like that Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County GA builds?
- The homes are safe, simple, decent and affordable.
- A typical 3 bedroom / 2 bath home is 1200 square feet.
- Per HUD guidelines, homeowners pay an affordable monthly mortgage on their Habitat home, as well as Property Taxes and Homeowner Insurance.
How are donations distributed and used?
- Donations are used as designated by the donor.
- Undesignated gifts are used where most needed, normally for building materials.
- In-kind donations are welcome.
What is the organizational structure of Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County?
- Board members are dedicated local volunteers who enable the work of the organization through advocacy and resource development. The board is responsible establishing and maintaining the strategic goals of the organization.
- Our local office operates with an executive director, administrative staff, and a core group of professional and support employees and volunteers to accomplish these strategic goals.
How can I become a volunteer?
- Volunteers are welcome to help with at a construction site, in the ReStore, or in the Administrative office
- Call (912) 265-7455.
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org