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 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 600,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than 3 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 run, nonprofit organization.
  • Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local 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
  • Mission Statement is: “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 the low-income households who have no other hope for home ownership.”
  • Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County GA was founded in 1989
  • As of today, we have helped build over 77 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 and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. 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 and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner (partner) families.
  • 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.
  • Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans.
  • The loans are INTEREST FREE.
  • The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.

How are partner families selected?

  • Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates.
  • The family selection committee chooses 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.
  • Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.

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.
  • The cost to the homeowner is between $65,000 and $75,000.
  • Or around $400/month including 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.

Who controls and manages Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County GA?

  • Board members are dedicated local volunteers who are deeply concerned about the problems of poverty housing in Glynn County Georgia.
  • Our local office operates with an administrative staff, assisted by a core group of professional and support employees and supplemented by volunteers.

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 volunteer@habitatglynncounty.org