A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for
Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County was organized as an
affiliate in 1987. We have been building homes for families in
Summit County for over 25 years. We are dedicated to providing decent and
affordable housing by partnering with low-income families in
need. To date, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County has built over
175 homes and has housed more than 180 adults and 325 minors.
Our homes are sold on a 20-30 year, zero-interest mortgage to
each partner family. This mortgage is paid directly to Habitat in
monthly installments creating what is known as the "revolving fund
for humanity". The fund helps provide resources to build more
houses and more hope in Summit County.
Habitat requires each family to complete 250 "sweat equity"
hours per adult in the household before moving into their new home.
These hours are completed by helping to build their home and the
homes of other families in the program, volunteering with other
non-profits, and attending homeownership classes held by the
affiliate. These classroom sessions are mandatory and provide the
new homeowner with training on budgeting, home maintenance,
gardening, nutrition, first aid and more.
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County has an open-door policy:
All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to
live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race,
religion, age, gender, political views or any other distinctions
that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers
and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need
of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of
policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated
organizations do not proselytize. This means Habitat will not offer
assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must
either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and
respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity
today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and
repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more
than 3 million people worldwide.
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