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Home Construction

Who Is HFH?

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) was created in 1965.
(HFH) is built on the biblical ideas of honoring God, loving one another, and caring for the least fortunate. The Sylacauga Habitat for Humanity International (SHFHI) was created by Dick Werling of Sylacauga in August 1997.

Volunteers

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Individuals or groups can participate.
According to U.S. Child Labor Laws, children under the age of 16 are not permitted to work on construction sites.
It requires both skilled and unskilled work.
 
Plumbers, electricians, roofers, sheet rock installers, and other professionals who are skilled.
Cleanup, landscaping, painting, general labor, serving lunches, snacks, and beverages are all examples of unskilled work.
Anyone serving food or beverages to construction site workers will be given a Volunteer Coordinator to work with.

The site manager will give tasks to volunteers. By giving volunteers dangerous or uncomfortable tasks to complete, volunteers won't be in danger.

Work on the residences will typically be done from 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Severe weather may cause changes to the hours.

Workers will only put in a Saturday shift if there are insufficient volunteers or if it is the only day that a particular skilled job can be completed.

There is no set hour that volunteers must work at. Simply show up whenever work is being done

Bulldozers at the Site

What Is The Cost Of A HFH Home?

Homes in the Sylacauga Area are sold at cost with no interest. All taxes, insurance, and termite bonds are included in the payments for Habitat homes. More homes are built with the money from the mortgage.

QUALIFY

The (SAHFH) money comes from grants, donations, and fund-raisers. 10% of all cash raised by the (SAHFH) is tied to the HFHI. This money is applied to create dwellings in other countries. Applications that are only accepted when we are prepared to start building or repairing the next home have qualifications. Applicants must be living in the Sylacauga or Childersburg area (all Sylacauga & Childersburg telephone exchanges) currently and for the preceding 2 years.

Applicants must have a minimum consistent income of 30% of the median income in their neighborhood and have a current housing need (overcrowding, leaking roof, bad plumbing, etc.) With consent, SAHFH will check references from current and/or former landlords, verify employment and other income, check savings and checking account balances, run a credit check, and request credit references. People who are given permission to purchase a home must participate in workshops on budgeting, home maintenance, etc. and put in 200 hours of sweat equity.
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