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Habitat for Humanity of Washington County

A Habitat affiliate established in 1994, Habitat provides simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income Washington County residents through a combination of new construction, renovating existing inventory, and home repair. Habitat provides the foundation for stability and self-reliance to homeowners.

Habitat homeowners earn the opportunity to purchase a home with family members 18 years or older committing to a minimum of 200 “sweat equity” hours to Habitat. These hours are worked through the constructing of their own home, construction of other future homeowners homes, work in the ReStore, and participation in speaking engagements as a Habitat representative. Homeowners are granted no-profit, no-interest loans held by Habitat with affordable monthly payments. Habitat has not foreclosed on any loans since beginning in 1994. Through their partnership with Habitat, families are provided access to the Homebuyers Academy, a program developed by Habitat staff, that strives to enhance the financial literacy of future homeowners.

Habitat homes are built primarily through donations from individual and business partners in Washington County. Partners donated their time, talent, materials, as well as lend financial support to make home projects possible.

Habitat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in good standing with the State of Maryland.

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