can advocate and help more families build strength, stability, and independence.
How Greater Matthews Habitat Works
With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own. We know that safe, decent and affordable shelter plays an absolutely critical role in helping families to create a new cycle, one filled with possibilities and progress. Affordable homeownership frees families and fosters the skills and confidence they need to invest in themselves and their communities. The outcomes can be long-lasting and life-changing. Through our program families are able to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.
Families apply to our Homeownership or Critical Home Repair Program. Applicants must currently be living in substandard housing, have a steady income, be willing to partner with us, and live in our service area.
Sponsors and donors contribute financial resources which allow us to purchase the tools and materials necessary to build or rehabilitate a home. You can be a part of this vital work, donate today.
Land and materials are either purchased by Habitat or donated by community partners. Learn more about making a tax-deductible donation of land, property, or building materials.
Volunteers help build or repair homes alongside families currently in the program and our construction site leaders. No previous experience or skill is required. Interested in volunteering?
Future homeowners in the homeownership program complete financial literacy classes to help them manage debt and budget for the future. These families also complete 400 hours of work called "Sweat Equity" alongside volunteers on their future homes.
New homes are sold with an affordable, no-interest mortgage. Critical Home Repair recipients either have no cost for their repairs or pay back the cost of the repairs with an affordable payment.
The cycle repeats. Homeowner mortgages are invested in future homeownership and critical repair projects, helping even more limited-income families in our community.
Every connection creates the opportunity to build a better life.