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FAQs

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  1. What does Habitat for Humanity do?

    Habitat for Humanity builds simple, affordable homes with and for families, couples, and individuals in need of high-quality affordable housing.

  2. How can I get involved?

    Habitat is funded largely by donations and partners with volunteers to help build our homes. We are always in need of individuals willing to pitch in to help a neighbor in need. Visit our Get Involved section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.

  3. If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?

    Most of our individual contributions go towards our new home construction, whether for construction materials, building permits, subcontractor fees, or other construction-related expenses.

  4. Are Habitat houses free?

    No. We subsidize the sale of all of our homes, and most of our partner families purchase their home with a 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat. Our partner families also put in hundreds of hours of "sweat equity" on the building of their homes, participating in educational opportunities through Habitat, and taking part in a variety of community-based volunteer opportunities.

  5. How are homeowners selected?

    Our application process takes place once per year. Families, couples, or individuals in need of decent shelter come to one of our interest meetings and receive an application, which they have about two weeks to complete. Our Homeowner Selection Committee assesses each applicant’s level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program, and their ability to repay a mortgage loan.

  6. Can I volunteer even if I can’t build?

    Yes. Habitat needs volunteers for many tasks, including working on special events, mentoring families, fundraising, preparing mailings, other general administrative support, and providing coffees and lunches at the construction site. Email our Family Services and Volunteer Coordinator Terry Cagle at tcagle@abilenehabitat.org for more information.

  7. What is your organization's privacy policy?

    Our organization takes our privacy policy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of Habitat for Humanity. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private, or nonprofit.

We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in our local community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Our work is changing our community!

  • Homes Built

    175

  • Current Partner Families

    11

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