Building Houses. Building Hope.
What We Believe Everyone has the right to live in simple, decent housing.
History and Background of Habitat of Iredell County • Founded in 1985 • 51 Houses completed • Affiliate of Habitat International • Majority of staff are volunteers • Non-profit, faith-based, United Way agency • Serves Iredell County from Troutman North FACT: At least 10,000 people live in poverty in Iredell County.
Mission Focus • Demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus Christ. • Provide a way of sharing between the affluent and those in need. • Work in partnership with local leadership. • Select families in greatest need first. • Construct simple, decent, and affordable houses together. • Sell houses at no profit and no interest using payments to fund more houses.
How Does It Work? • In partnership with the community Habitat offers housing to working families that would not otherwise have access to capital needed to purchase a home. • Habitat builds houses with people, not for them. • Habitat offers a zero percent interest mortgage and uses the payments to fund more homes.
Partnership • Families • Churches • Civic Organizations • Businesses • Donors • Volunteers
100% of Proceeds Go Toward Building Houses of Iredell County, Inc • Community Donations accepted: • Furniture • Construction materials • House wares • Appliances, etc. Get great deals, help out a great deal!
Someone who… Is an Iredell County resident. Has a stable work history. Has a solid credit history. Falls between 25-60% of the median income adjusted for family size. Can make a down payment. Is willing to partner by devoting time to their house and the houses of others. Who is eligiblefor a Habitat Home?
Steps Toward Home Ownership • Application • Eligibility Screening • Credit and work history check • Completion of 50 volunteer hours • Parenting & Budgeting Classes • Family Selection • Board Approval
What homeowners say… "All I wanted was to give my family a safe, warm place to live and now I can do that. It just goes to show that when you get caring people together as a community, anything can be done." "Habitat is the best thing that ever happened to my family- we have a home. It's like a dream come true."
Construction • 900 to 1150 Square Feet of Living Space Based UponFamily Size • The family has an opportunity to affect the design of their home. • Energy star efficient
Volunteers • Do the majority of the construction. • Can commit to anything from one day to several days. • Are accepted at all skill levels. • Can work at the ReStore as cashiers, stock people, and greeters. • Can work on various Board Committees.
Top 10 reasons to volunteer 10. Fun watching paint dry. 5. It’s a great work out. 9.Make new friends. 4. Best excuse to wear a funny hat. 3. Being surrounded by studs. 8. Guaranteed to laugh. 1. Make the world a better place! 7. You get to play with tools. 2. Get a fabulous farmers tan. 6. Share God’s love.
When will the house be completed? • Goal for this Women Build project is to finish and dedicate the home by May 10, 2009 (Mother’s Day) • This projected finish date is achievable, based on the growing amount of interest and enthusiasm shown by the women of Iredell County.
Get Involved • Volunteer at a construction site, ReStore or office. • Join a committee. • Join the Carpenter Club. • Sponsor a home • Donate materials or services. • Spread the word.