Habitat for Humanity gives low income families a chance at home ownership, providing them “a hand up, not a hand out.” Families are selected by MVHH. They are required to volunteer a minimum of 250 hours to build their own home – as well as to help with the construction of other MVHH homes. The families then buy their homes at no profit and with the benefit of a 0% interest mortgage held by MVHH. New home owners are also given home ownership classes and a mentor to work with them throughout the process.
During the fall of 2013, members of our congregation began working on the Parker Street project in Lawrence, Massachusetts – building and insulating walls, clearing debris, cleaning bricks and painting. When it is complete, there will be ten homes in this project – and at least two families have already been selected for ownership.
Work days are being scheduled for the 2015-2016 program year.
- Saturday: November 17, 2015
- Saturday: January 16, 2016 (Martin Luther King weekend)
- Saturday: May 21, 2016
In addition, as a general rule – on the dates we are scheduled to work on a project, our group is typically limited to ten volunteers – and slots fill up fast. To avoid disappointment, you are encouraged to use the form below to sign up now.
Sign up here