2019 Women Build
A volunteering campaign for Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham.
About This Campaign
Plus, it's fun! Learn new skills, develop friendships, change community landscape and someone's life.
Teams of individuals join together to:
• Raise funds to build a new home
• Participate in new house construction
• Enhance awareness about the importance of affordable housing
Location / Venue
- 213 68th Street South
- Birmingham, AL 35206
- Mar 08, 2019 12:00 am to
- May 10, 2019 12:00 am
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).