2018 Episcopal Convocation Build with the Baker Family

2018 Episcopal Convocation Build with the Baker Family

About This Campaign

This is a new construction house build sponsored by The Episcopal Convocation, in partnership with the Homeowner Family.

Volunteers participate in house construction Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm with a 30 minute lunch break.

No prior construction experience is necessary. Habitat Construction Site Supervisors will be on site leading and instructing volunteers. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old to be on the construction site.

On 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 a hat.

What to Wear:
Clothing must be appropriate for construction activities, including temperature appropriate layers and closed-toe shoes. 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:
  • 4829 Avenue R
  • Birmingham, AL 35208
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Sep 13, 2018 08:00 am to
  • Nov 10, 2018 03:00 pm
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).


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Laquitta was born and raised in Birmingham, Al, where she attended Job Corps after graduation from Ensley High to gain certification as a CNA.  She has worked for Diversicare of Bessemer for the pasttwo years.  Laquitta’s daughter, Aniya (7) is an A/B Honor Roll student who achieved perfect attendance during the school year and who loves to paint.

Laquitta is looking forward to owning her own home because it will allow her to have her own space that she has always prayed for.  She is excited for her daughter to be able to finally be able tohave her own room.  When asked what she would like to say to those who have helped to make her home possible, she responded, “I would like to thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to become a homeowner for the first time in my life. Thank you from me and Aniya.”