2019 Collegiate Challenge

2019 Collegiate Challenge

About This Campaign

Collegiate Challenge offers hundreds of students from across the US and Canada an exciting opportunity to volunteer their time to build homes, communities, and hope as a Spring Break alternative.

Construction Site Provisions:
Water, portable toilets, construction materials, hard hats, tools, and work supervision are provided;

Lunch, snacks or transportation are not provided.

What to Bring:
Lunch, sunscreen and/or hat, water bottle.

What to Wear:
Clothing must be appropriate for construction activities. Do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals, large earrings or over-sized clothing.

In the event of inclement weather or other construction questions contact the Construction Site Supervisor directly.

Habitat reserves the right to remove any volunteer from the work site if, in the opinion of a Habitat staff member, the volunteer acts in a manner that creates risk of injury or harm to that volunteer or others.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 4408 Lloyd Noland Parkway
  • Fairfield, AL 35064
  • USA
Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham

Habitat Birmingham builds and repairs homes in partnership with low-to-moderate income families to support affordable housing and disaster recovery needs in Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, and St. Clair counties.


 Houses are not given away;

 Zero percent financing is offered to qualified families for new and repaired homes;

 Applicants qualify based on three criteria: (1) need for quality, affordable housing; (2)  willingness to partner with Habitat Birmingham (minimum 300 “sweat equity” hours and 10 hours of home ownership education workshops); and, (3) ability to repay a no interest mortgage;

 $85,000 is the average cost of new house construction (including land);

 $500 is the average monthly mortgage payment (varies based on house size, taxes, etc.);

 Families are required,and the general public is welcome, to attend education and repair workshops instructed by volunteers with expertise in financial planning, insurance, etc.;

 Ranks in top 15 out of more than 1,400 Habitat affiliates in the US by Habitat for Humanity International;

 Recognized as top 15 home builders in the Birmingham area by the Birmingham Business Journal (ranked by number of building permits).