Habitat for Humanity builds Strength, Stability, and Self-Reliance through shelter
Seeking to put God’s love in to action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Habitat for Humanity of Saline County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent affordable place to live are welcome to work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the 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 that 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 faith.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF SALINE COUNTY, AR
Habitat for Humanity of Saline County is part of a global nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Saline County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through construction, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Saline County became a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in 1998
To date we have built over 80 homes with the mission to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in Saline County by building decent, affordable housing for people in need in our community.
The average appraised value of a new Saline County Habitat home is $120,000. These homes are sold to Habitat home buyers at cost, approximately $90,000 with a zero percent interest mortgage.
Mortgage payments for Habitat home buyers are recycled into the “Fund for Humanity” to build future Habitat homes. Families purchasing Habitat homes help build other families’ houses as well as their own.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL
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.
Using volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and material, Habitat for Humanity of Saline County builds homes with the help of future homeowners- Habitat home buyers. Habitat home buyers commit to help in the construction of their home and the homes of other home buyers. Our organization requires each home buyer to complete a minimum of 300 sweat equity hours with an additional 150 hours required of each able bodied person over the age of 18. Houses are sold to home buyers for no profit, financed through affordable, no interest mortgages. Mortgages are issued over a fixed period, usually 30 years. Monthly mortgage payments are used to support the construction of more houses through the revolving Fund for Humanity.
Through the work of Habitat for Humanity of Saline County, low income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Local churches have risen to the challenge of practical discipleship. The community has improved as citizens join together to successfully tackle a significant social problem. To date, our organization has provided homes for 80 Habitat home buyers. Habitat traditionally builds five homes this year. The giving of volunteer labor, money and material makes all of this possible.