2019 Pope Francis Build
A volunteering campaign for Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham.
About This Campaign
Sherwanda Jones is a Birmingham native and graduate of Woodlawn High School. She is the proud mom of daughter Darrelle Baldwin, age 1, who loves attending Eastlake Church of God Preschool.
For the past four years Sherwanda has enjoyed a healthcare career as a CNA at Northway Health and Rehab. After closing on her home, Sherwanda hopes to continue her nursing education and become a nurse practitioner.
When asked what owning a home means to her she explained that it will be a dream come true and is the perfect blessing for her daughter. Sherwanda thanks the volunteers and sponsors for helping her provide a stable, safe environment for her family.
Location / Venue
- 12 71st Street North
- Birmingham, AL 35206
- Mar 09, 2019 08:00 am to
- May 02, 2019 03:00 pm
Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham
HabitatBirmingham builds and repairs homes in partnership with low-to-moderate incomefamilies to support affordable housing and disaster recovery needs inJefferson, Shelby, Walker, and St. Clair counties.
Houses are not givenaway;
Zero percent financingis offered to qualified families for new and repaired homes;
Applicants qualifybased on three criteria: (1) need for quality, affordable housing; (2) willingness to partner with HabitatBirmingham (minimum 300 “sweat equity” hours and 10 hours of home ownershipeducation workshops); and, (3) ability to repay a no interest mortgage;
$85,000 is the averagecost of new house construction (including land);
$500 is the averagemonthly mortgage payment (varies based on house size, taxes, etc.);
Families are required,and the general public is welcome, to attend education and repair workshopsinstructed by volunteers with expertise in financial planning, insurance, etc.;
Ranks in top 15 out ofmore than 1,400 Habitat affiliates in the US by Habitat for Humanity International;
Recognized as top 15home builders in the Birmingham area by the Birmingham Business Journal (rankedby number of building permits).