Garland County Habitat for Humanity builds houses around the world according to the same guiding principles:
Our houses are modestly sized. They are large enough for the family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
We only use quality, locally available building materials. Habitat home designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.
GCHFH builds single-family houses, approximately 1,080 square feet, typically with three bedrooms and one and a half baths. Home sizes can vary depending upon the qualified family’s size and medical and accessibility needs. Four bedroom homes for larger families include a full second bath.
Homes are well insulated and appliances and fixtures are new, with the latest technology in energy efficiency.
Habitat partners with families who have steady income and fall between 30%-60% of HUD Median Income. Other qualifying factors include their current living conditions and need for safe housing. Many factors help keep costs down for these potential homeowners, allowing Habitat to keep the homeowner’s monthly mortgage payments far below the medium area rent costs per month.
Habitat and the Environment
GCHFH is committed to resource- and energy-efficient building practices. Our ReStores keep approximately 2 tons of unused and unwanted materials out of the landfill each year.