Our goal is to build four houses each year. Each home costs approximately $85,000. As much as possible, we use volunteers and donated construction materials to build the houses, using contractors to perform work that requires their special skills or licenses. We raise the needed funds primarily within Greene County but welcome at donations, large or small.
Habitat is a tremendous asset for Greene County in terms of economic development and increased education. We help build a more productive, tax-paying community. For our families, the Habitat experience empowers them and transforms their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty for themselves and future generations.
Once a family builds a Habitat home, they are a Habitat family for life. In order to encourage the Habitat children to receive the best possible education, we install in each home a computer that is loaded with graphics-based applications from Pre-K through high school. We have mentors for the children to create individualized education plans, provide laptops for college, and offer scholarships to all children who graduate from high school.