Can you imagine a world where everyone has a decent place to live? Pursuing that vision, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley provides direct programing to eliminate substandard housing. Your donations enable hard working families to secure a safe and affordable home. Our low-interest or no-interest loans make it possible for folks who wouldn’t qualify for a traditional mortgage to become homeowners.
Who is a Habitat Homeowner? A Habitat Homeowner:
- Has a steady income for three years or more
- Earns less than $50,000
- Needs better housing or affordable housing
- Has good credit or a strong payment history
- Is willing to volunteer with Habitat
A HAND UP, NOT A HANDOUT
Remember, we don’t give away homes, we sell them to qualified home buyers who would not qualify for a traditional mortgage. We reduce the cost of the home by using volunteer labor and accepting donations of construction materials. Our partner families contribute their own ‘Sweat Equity” (on average 200 hours per adult) as a down payment on their new home.
In 2018 we will build a duplex in Christiansburg, a single unit home in Pearisburg, and we begin plans for seven townhomes in downtown Blacksburg. An artist's rendering of the future Blacksburg townhomes is pictured below.
HELPING EACH OTHER
HFHNRV serves Floyd, Giles and Montgomery Counties, as well as Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Pulaski and Radford. Think about what a big service area that is: about a 2 hour drive from one active job site (Pembroke) to another (Floyd). It can seem daunting, but we are able to do this work thanks to YOU and to contributions from our community, including corporations and faith-based groups.
LAND AND DEMAND
The land used to build Habitat homes is often donated to the organization. We have a strong demand for homes in Montgomery County - where many of the area's big employers are. Please consider a land donation, in Montgomery County or elsewhere in our service area, when thinking about how you can help Habitat help the community.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a home improvement thrift shop. We accept material donations (like sofas, chairs, tables, building supplies) from the community and sell them to provide over 30% of funding for the NRV Habitat Mission. Additionally, the ReStore serves to keep hundreds of tons of used materials out of the landfill. Pick-up service is provided seven days a week. Think about us when you are spring cleaning, re-modeling or moving.
Call 540-381-1155 to schedule an appointment.
Home is the Key
Visit the ReStore like Russell to purchase a key today!
You can also find great deals on gently used furniture, appliances and household goods. Support the store that builds homes and hope.