Habitat for Humanity focuses on making a meaningful difference in the lives of qualified working families by promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency through ownership of affordable homes. Households often consists of those who have limited assets and who have jobs that also have income caps.
By providing decent, affordable, safe housing to qualified regional families (who earn approximately 66% of the median area income), Habitat contributes to community revitalization in the greater Danbury region by creating homes that can transform a street and neighborhood and add value to the community. This process transitions families from renters to homeowners who pay taxes; it helps stabilize families; and enables households to build equity for their future.
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity:
- Teaches skills that allow income-constrained adults to improve their self-sufficiency
- Mentors prospects on how to improve their credit history and to develop a family budget
- Builds and/or renovates affordable homes (for those earning 66% of the region’s median income) with a volunteer construction crew
- Sells homes at cost ($200,000-$250,000) and provides a 0% Habitat-held mortgage
- Mobilizes volunteers who build homes, mentor prospective homeowners, participate in our fundraising events, and/or support our paid staff