creates the opportunity for a better life.
Support the store that builds and repairs homes.
Great stuff. Great prices. Great cause.
The Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a discount home improvement retail and donation center — open to the public — that sells new and gently-used donated goods to help fund the construction and repair of homes in Matthews, Mint Hill, and Stallings.
The ReStore is more than just a place to find great deals.
By shopping, donating, and volunteering at the ReStore, you are helping local families in need of safe, stable housing achieve their dreams of homeownership.
Our diverse inventory and frequent markdowns provide greate everyday deals for bargain shoppers, do-it-yourselfers, and treasure hunters.
Our ReStore accepts individual and corporate donations, making it easy for you to give you new and gently-used items a new life.
No matter your skillset or level of experience, there's a place for you to make a difference in our community by volunteering at the ReStore.
How does it work?
Individuals and companies donate new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, building materials, and more.
ReStore donations and purchases divert hundreds of tons from local landfills, reducing pollution and conserving resources.
Customers can find quality home goods at a fraction of retail prices.
ReStore proceeds help build and repair affordable homes in Matthews, Mint Hill, and Stallings.
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2447 East John St., Matthews, 28105
Tues-Fri | 10am-5pm
Sat | 9am-5pm
Closed Sun & Mon
Tues-Fri | 10:30am-4pm
Sat | 9:30am-4pm
Closed Sun & Mon
Here are answers to the questions we hear the most:
How do I get a house?Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity does not give away homes. We provide a hand up, not a handout. You will be purchasing your home, and we work with you to make sure you have an affordable housing cost after purchasing the home. Each applicant must agree to partner with us in the program, which includes providing all documentation needed as well as attending homebuyer education classes and completing volunteer "HIP-hour" requirements.
Are Habitat homes free?No, Habitat homeowners purchase their home, and pay an affordable mortgage.
When will you accept applications again?At this time, we do not have a date set for our next application period.
How much does a Greater Matthews Habitat mortgage cost?Your mortgage payment (including principal, interest, taxes, and insurance) will be no more than 30% of your gross monthly income. This helps to ensure that you are able to continue making payments on your home while having enough remaining income to provide a healthy, stable life for you and your family.
What is meant by "ability to pay"?Must be able to afford monthly mortgage payments Debt-to-income ratio has to be lower than 13% Stable income of at least $45,000 a year but less than 80% of the AMI based on family size.
Do I need enough savings for a down payment?No. We consider the required 150 volunteer "HIP-hours" as down payment. However, you are required to cover closing costs.
What do you mean by "family"?Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity understands that there are many types of families, and all are welcome to apply to our program. You determine who your family is. Just a few examples of family are: an individual applying alone, a married couple with children, a single parent, a non-married couple, or a family that includes aunts, uncles, or parents. Unless there are circumstances outside of your control, you must have lived with all the household members shown on your application for at least 6 months.
Don't send those cabinets to a landfill!
Are you remodeling? Before you demolish your perfectly good kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, windows, doors, and other valuable building materials, let our ReStore Deconstruction team keep these items out of the landfill and give them new life in someone else’s home.