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Every purchase helps build homes.

Shopping that does good. What’s better than that?

When you shop ReStore, it’s a win-win for both you and our community! You benefit by getting fantastic new and gently used home improvement items below retail prices, and even better — your purchase supports Habitat’s homebuilding and repair efforts.

Why shop at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore?

It's good for your wallet.

Items at the ReStore are up to 70% below retail, making it affordable to tackle your home to-do list.

It's good for the environment.

By giving new life to your gently-loved goods, you are keeping tons of material out of local landfills.

It's good for our community.

When you shop ReStore, you help local families build and repair their very own safe, stable homes.

What can I find at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore?

Count on us for high quality new and used home goods at low prices.

Do-it-yourselfer, contractor, interior designer, or treasure hunter? Make the ReStore your first stop when shopping for your next home improvement, renovation, or DIY project. Part home improvement store, part home goods store, part resale store — the ReStore provides a shopping experience like no other.

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or are simply in need of that special piece to complete your living room redesign, we’ll help you find the affordable home improvement solutions you need.

Here's a look at some of the things you may discover:

rugs & flooring

bath & plumbing

housewares & home decor

lighting

outdoor & patio

books & games

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Your purchases help fund the construction and repair of homes in Matthews, Mint Hill, & Stallings.

Affordable homeownership creates conditions that free families from instability, stress, and fear.

Wherever we work, we witness tangible evidence that stable, affordable shelter creates positive, long-lasting change for families and entire communities.

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.
  • 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.

Here's where to find us:

2447 East John St., Matthews, 28105

704.845.2760

Shopping Hours

Tues-Fri | 10am-5pm

Sat | 9am-5pm

Closed Sun & Mon

Donation Hours

Tues-Fri | 10:30am-4pm

Sat | 9:30am-4pm

Closed Sun & Mon

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