Our mission is to rebuild Tuscaloosa by partnering with volunteers, donors, sponsors, and families to provide housing solutions and ongoing community development. We do this by building attractive, affordable, sustainable new homes for hard-working families, rehabbing and repairing existing homes in critical need, and serving as a catalyst for a wide range of community strategies that will transform lives and neighborhoods.
We do not give away houses. We offer a hand up, not a hand out. Instead, we come alongside of and work with our homeowners to help them realize their dream of having their own home to raise their family. Each homeowner is required to complete core classes that help them plan for their future and understand financial literacy and critical life skills. They are also required to invest at least 250 hours in sweat equity to help build their home. Habitat Tuscaloosa provides building material, often at a reduced cost or donated, an abundance of volunteers, a team of skilled construction professionals, and a 0% mortgage for up to 30 years. The combination of these resources has proved to be transformative for thousands of families across the country and the world.
We build attractive, affordable and sustainable homes for hard-working families that add value to their lives and the neighborhoods they live in. Our homes represent some of the most advanced principles in applying green building technology to affordable housing. Each home is designed to be sustainable, strong, attractive, and energy-efficient. Homes built since the April 27th tornado also include a built-in safe room.
Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We partner with hardworking families, volunteers, and donors to build and repair affordable homes. Habitat is a Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing throughout the world. Habitat works with all people to help make decent shelter an attainable dream.
To date, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 400,000 houses world-wide, providing more than 2 million people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.