Prospective homeowners make a down payment of approximately $500 and contribute 300 hours of sweat equity towards construction of their own home. Mortgage payments on completed homes are reinvested in a revolving Fund for Humanity to finance further construction and the acquisition of additional properties and building materials.
Since our founding in 1988, we have have built and rehabilitated more than 200 homes in DC and abroad. We are grateful for the over 4,000 volunteers a year who have contributed toward the construction of these homes.
Habitat NOVA ReStores sell new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, and home improvement items at up to 50% to 90% off the original retail prices. All items are donated by businesses, building contractors, suppliers, and individuals, and are available for sale to the public.
We envision a society in which children, youth, and families live in sustained, supportive communities, which reinforce the integrity and unity of the family.
The vision will be realized through:
Connecting vulnerable children and families with communities that effectively promote the integration of physical, spiritual, economic, and emotional health.
Empowering children and families to be self-sufficient, to give back, and to learn to help others in the process.
Providing an array of services and supports, in collaboration with partners who share a similar vision and values, which engender personal growth for the individual, the family, and the community.
Advocating for services which are proactive, community-based, preventive, quality, comprehensive, consistent, and address the current needs of the community, its children, youth, and families.