Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat Birmingham serves the affordable housing needs of Jefferson, Shelby, Walker and St. Clair counties in Alabama. The organization builds quality, affordable housing and revitalizes existing houses while encouraging family stability and pomoting self-sufficiency, educational achievement and responsible citizenship.

Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity
4408 Lloyd Noland Parkway
PO Box 540
Fairfield, AL 35064
United States
205-780-1234
http://www.habitatbirmingham.org

Board of Directors

Arlan Lewis,Beth Bradner,Edna Weaver,Johnny Roberts,Charles Moore,Bobby Humphrey,Alicia Huey,Steve Green,Turner Burton,Ward Lacy,Susan Bullock,Carl Marbury,Mike Graham,Judy A Davis,Taylor Burton,Jim Thompson,John Gunderson,Al Jones,Patricia Burch,Greg Goodwin,Britt Wood,Cynthia McGough,Bill Goodrich,Karen Broach

Project Leaders

Beth Jerome

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat Birmingham serves the affordable housing needs of Jefferson, Shelby, Walker and St. Clair counties in Alabama. The organization builds quality, affordable housing and revitalizes existing houses while encouraging family stability and pomoting self-sufficiency, educational achievement and responsible citizenship.

Programs

- Habitat Birmingham is recognized as 5th ranked out of over 1,500 other affiliates in the US by Habitat for Humanity International. - Habitat Birmingham performs new construction, home repairs, rehabilitation of foreclosed homes and disaster recovery. The organization has provided almost 2,000 men, women and children with quality, affordable housing and improved living conditions in Central Alabama. - Houses are sold to low-income families at cost and financed at zero percent interest; houses are not given away. - The average principal payment for families is currently $325 per month. - Completed 48 new houses with partners in the most recent fiscal year; more than 425 since the organization began in 1987. The affiliate has provided housing for more than 110 families internationally through Habitat's tithe program, and contributed $108,000 to the program in the most recent fiscal year. - A family selection committee evaluates prospective homeowners for new construction using three criteria: (1) Need for quality, affordable housing; (2) Willingness to partner with Habitat Birmingham (minimum 300 "sweat equity" hours and 10 homeownership education workshops); (3) Ability to repay a zero percent interest mortgage. - Began Home Repair Program in March 2006; to date over 210 repairs have been completed through Habitat's critical repair program. Forty-two repairs were completed in the most recent fiscal year. Families qualify based on proof of ownership of home, income and need. - In addition to building new homes and repairing existing homes, Habitat Birmingham acquires and rehabilitates abandoned and foreclosed homes in the Birmingham area. Thirty-eight families benefitted from this rehabilitation program in the past fiscal year. - Responded to the April 2011 tornados, assisting families their housing needs. Over forty homes have been repaired or rebuilt for those impacted by the storms. The recovery process will continue for the next few years as the devastation was immense in our area.

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