Building Strength, Stability and Self-Reliance through Shelter
Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County (Habitat-SCC) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operating on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Through shelter, we empower families in need of decent, affordable housing with the opportunity of a brighter future for themselves in our community.
Habitat-SCC provides a hand-up, not a hand-out to deserving low-income families who meet our strict criteria. In the homeownership program, families are offered the opportunity to buy a house on an affordable 0% interest mortgage. In the home repair program, families are offered the opportunity for home repairs assistance with affordable monthly payments. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments and/or repair payments are used to build and repair more homes.
Habitat-SCC has completed 395 home construction and repair projects since 1998 in southern Collin County. 92 of these projects were construction of new, safe and affordable houses, transforming the lives of 299 deserving family members, including 170 children. Every new house constructed has a Home Energy Rating of 5-Stars costing approximately $75,000, not including the cost of land. Homeowner Families' mortgage payments and Home Repair Families' payments are used to build more Habitat houses. Habitat-SCC Homeowner Families paid $96,376.34 in 2016 property taxes to Collin County, the cities and schools.
Habitat-SCC carries out this mission with the help of local families, individuals, groups, faith communities, corporations, foundations, and community leaders. Through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, Habitat builds and repairs decent, affordable houses with the help of the Homeowner Families.
While Habitat-SCC is proud of the 395 projects it has completed, the need continues to grow. It is only with community support that the need for safe and affordable housing in southern Collin County can continue to be addressed. If you want to help Habitat-SCC build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, please connect at 972.398.0634 x 104 or [email protected]
Funding is needed for new home construction & home repair/rehabilitation projects for low-income families in our community.
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