Charity Review

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, Texas

(512) 863-4344 2108 N Austin Ave, Georgetown TX 78626-4511
  1. Purpose

HFHWC addresses generational poverty and financial instability by creating home ownership opportunities for families not able to enter the for-profit housing market and have inadequate housing.  HFHWC also sustains home ownership for families without resources to make repairs to their home.

HFHWC partner families purchase their homes via a 20-year, 0% interest mortgage.  Each Habitat home provides a safe, stable place for families.  A HFHWC monthly mortgage payment can be $400 - $700 which is significantly less than the HUD reported Fair Market Rent average of $1,126/month for a 2-bedroom apartment.  Qualified families earn 30-60% of the 2016 US Department of HUD (HUD) median income rate of $77,800 for Williamson County, live in inadequate housing and partner to complete 300-500 volunteer hours including financial and homeowner education, on home construction and at the ReStore.

HFHWC's home repair program provides interior and exterior home repairs for homeowners who earn less than 50% of the Williamson County median income.  Volunteer labor and licensed sub-contractors are used to make the houses more energy efficient and safe.  Each homeowner must use the home as their primary residence and have insurance on the home.

The HFHWC ReStore is a retail center open to the public with deeply discounted home building materials and supplies while reducing the amount of materials going to landfills.  ReStore revenue supports other HFHWC programs.

The HFHWC 2014-2018 strategic plan goals and objectives include Building Community Impact by improving housing conditions, Building Sector Impact by partnering to increase shelter access, Building Societal Impact by inspiring to end poverty housing, and Building a Sustainable Organization by mobilizing resources and stewarding them faithfully.

Through HFHWC programs we expect lasting, meaningful change when families no longer identify themselves as low-income, and have increased self-sufficiency and community involvement.

Incorporated: 1999 in TX

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