2020 March Women Build (SATURDAY)
A volunteering campaign for Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham.
About This Campaign
March Women Build is a 2-day house construction blitz, Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. Construction site is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.
Each registrant will participate in house construction activities (either one or two days) and make a $25 contribution to Habitat Birmingham (per registered work day)
Registrants receive a Habitat Birmingham t-shirt.
Location / Venue
- Mar 07, 2020 08:00 am to
- Mar 07, 2020 03:00 pm
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);
$550 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 1,200 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).