By providing affordable shelter, Habitat empowers local low-income families to become self-reliant. We all have the power to build our own futures – the process begins with having a place to call home.
A Habitat affiliate established in 1994, Habitat provides simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income Franklin County residents through a combination of new construction, renovating existing inventory, and home repair. Habitat provides the foundation for stability and self-reliance to partner families.
Habitat families earn the opportunity to purchase a home with family members 18 years or older committing to a minimum of 200 “sweat equity” hours to Habitat. These hours are worked through the constructing of their own home, construction of other partner families’ homes, work in the ReStore, and participation in speaking engagements as a Habitat representative. Homeowner families are granted no-profit, low to no-interest loans held by Habitat with affordable monthly payments.
Habitat homes are built primarily through donations from individual and business partners in Franklin County. Partners donated their time, talent, materials, as well as lend financial support to make home projects possible.
Habitat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in good standing with the State of Pennsylvania.