WHAT IS Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County?
Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County is a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeking to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together with families in need. Since its start in 1994 East Pasco Habitat for Humanity has built or rehabilitated over 140 homes throughout East & Central Pasco County.
WHAT DOES Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County do and how does it work?
Habitat for Humanity is not a give-away program. Habitat builds houses with those in need. Volunteer labor is used to build houses to keep building costs low. Partner Applicants invest 400 hours of their own labor-sweat equity into building their houses and the houses of others. As Habitat homebuyer pay their mortgages the money goes into a revolving fund that helps build more homes. Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.
HOW are homebuyers selected?
We accept applications on a year-round on-going basis. Our Selection Committee reviews the applications and chooses based on need willingness to become partners in the program and ability to repay the mortgage. We do not descriminate based on age, pregnancy, national origin, race, ethnic background, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
WHERE are Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County houses built and who builds them?
We currently have completed Habitat homes in Dade City, Zephyrhills, Crystal Springs, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Spring Hill and Lacoochee. Habitat can build in any area in East & Central Pasco County.
We are a volunteer-driven organization and volunteers do the majority of the work on the construction of the homes.
HOW big is a Habitat house and how much does one cost?
In East & Central Pasco County, the average price for a home is 100,000—this includes land cost. The typical house built by Habitat has 1200 sq. ft. of living area with a small storage room and porch. Most houses have three bedrooms. These houses do not have garages or carports. They are affordable because there is no interest charged on the mortgage.
HOW does Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County get money to build houses?
Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County holds fundraisers through the community. We receive money from churches business, corporations, organizations and individuals along with support from local government. Habitat now accepts government funding for homes and community infrastructure a well as donations of land. We offer tangible results for each donation: decent, affordable housing and neighborhood improvement through home ownership. We offer Build Partnerships to individuals as well as companies who want to “give back” to the community.
HOW can I become involved with Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County?
There are many different ways you can get invovled. Donate, shop or volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County. We welcome individuals as well as groups to help on the construction. Our ReStore is located in Zephyrhills and there is always a need for help and donations: (813) 395-6994 ReStore Donation Pick-up Line. We also have fundraisers, a Carpenter Club, and special events. We have many areas where volunteers are welcomed, call us at 352-567-1444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org