Founded as a Christian Ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to develop community with people in need by building and renovating homes, so that people can live and grow into all that God intended.
Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte began in 1983 through the committed service and vision of seven area churches. Observing a dire need for adequate, affordable housing for the area's low-income families, the churches created a non-profit group that was dedicated to partnering with area families to build and finance homes that low-income residents could afford through zero-interest, no profit mortgages.
The Habitat for Humanity model first began in Americus, Georgia in 1976 through the innovative vision of Millard Fuller and wife, Linda. Today, thousands of Habitat affiliates in more than 200 countries continue to partner with low-income families of every race, religion, and background to build thousands of homes each year.
Central volunteers work with other Habitat volunteers to provide construction services once or twice per quarter on new or foreclosed houses located in the Charlotte area. Construction activities can include framing walls and roof, insulation, exterior vinyl siding, roofing decking and shingles, drywall, installing exterior windows and doors, hanging interior doors and trim work. Experienced volunteers are paired with less experienced people to show them what to do. Workdays typically run from to on a Saturday.