Established in 1987, Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties in Central Alabama. We partner with working families, sponsors, and communities to build affordable, quality houses and provide support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership.
One of 1,500 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International in the U.S., Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity serves Jefferson, Walker, Shelby, and St. Clair counties to bring generous donors and volunteers together with qualified, working home buyers. The result is dramatic; positive differences in the lives of family members and in neighborhoods.
We construct quality houses that are sold to home buyers through no-profit, no-interest loans. Our donors and volunteers help keep houses affordable. Home buyers complete 300 sweat-equity hours, homeownership education classes, and other requirements. Home buyers pay a down payment, a mortgage and costs associated with homeowner maintenance.
Outreach sessions and informational meetings inform prospective home buyers about qualifications and benefits of home ownership. Our extensive homeownership education program offers a variety of classes to our homeowners and the general public. Applying for a house loan through Habitat for Humanity is similar to applying for a conventional home loan. With 25 years experience of fostering successful homeownership, we know the essential ingredient to long-term success is knowledge.
Twenty-five part-time and full-time staff members support more than 17,000 volunteers, raise funds, coordinate special events, qualify homeowner applicants, build houses, provide administrative support, manage operations of our retail store, and much more. Our four-star rating by Charity Navigator is affirmation of our focus on fiscal responsibility.
Thank you for your partnership,
Charles T. Moore, President & CEO
Give the Gift of Home. Houses are not given away. Your tax-deductible donation builds homes in partnership with families in need.
Swing a hammer on a construction site, volunteer at the ReStore or Habitat Office, join a committee - there are many ways to get involved.
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