A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry incorporated in 1987 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Montgomery Habitat for Humanity builds simple and affordable homes in partnership with those in need of decent housing. Our mission is driven by the stark reality that thousands of Montgomery residents live in dangerous, unhealthy housing. For Habitat for Humanity partner families, our self-help housing program is a beacon of hope.
Habitat builds houses alongside families who demonstrate need and willingness to partner with Habitat. Families invest 400 hours of their own “sweat-equity” labor into the houses. Families then purchase their homes through no profit mortgages, and their monthly mortgage payments help fund the construction of more houses. A local Board of Directors and staff direct the affiliate and are responsible for family selection, fund raising, house construction and all day-to-day operations.
Inadequate shelter binds a family in struggle. A Habitat home frees them to enjoy self-reliance and self-respect. Children benefit, neighborhoods are changed and communities are improved.
Modeled on biblical principles, Habitat’s solution to the blight of substandard housing is popular with people from many political, professional, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. This is the essence of Habitat – inviting diverse individuals to find common ground through using a hammer and sharing a goal, building relationships and community as well as houses.
For Habitat for Humanity partner families, our self-help housing program is a
beacon of hope.
Volunteers who contribute their time to give Habitat’s vision a tangible form join with the future homeowner families to provide virtually all of the house-building labor. Individuals, religious organizations and corporations that support Habitat’s mission provide the tax-deductible donations of money, land and materials that make the work possible.
Thanks to dedicated and generous supporters and volunteers, Habitat has built homes with 79 Montgomery families who bear witness to our mission. But many more still live in unacceptable conditions, and our house-building, hope-building work is urgently needed until we achieve our vision of a city of dignity and hope where everyone has a decent place to live.
Montgomery Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions may be claimed as deductions on your federal tax return, if you itemize.