About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Bay County FL, Inc. is an ecumenical Christian 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that welcomes volunteers from all faiths who are committed to helping Habitat in its mission of eliminating poverty housing. With the help of hundreds of volunteers Habitat builds decent and affordable houses for people in need. Homes are sold with no profit made. Homeowners contribute "sweat equity" and their no-interest mortgage payments are recycled into the 'Fund for Humanity' to build additional homes.
WHAT IS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY?
• Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry serving families whose income is between 35% and 70% of the area median income. Habitat houses are sold to partner families with zero interest mortgages, making homeownership affordable.
• Affordable homeownership is important for many reasons. It stabilizes families, improves children’s health and academic performance, and frees up income for other needs, giving families a hand up the economic ladder.
• There are more than 1,500 Habitat affiliates in the Unites States and 550 international affiliates.
• Habitat affiliates tithe 10% of undesignated revenues to Habitat International to build homes in countries outside the United States.