- Lee County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1989.
- We builds affordable homes in partnership with qualified low-income families.
- We also assists these families with skills necessary for successful homeownership.
- As of January 2012, we have partnered with many groups to build homes and we have enabled 54 families to realize the dream of home ownership here in Lee County.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
- Eliminating poverty housing and homelessness in the Lee County Alabama area and throughout the world.
- Building quality, affordable housing while encouraging family stability and promoting self-sufficiency.
- Promoting educational achievement and responsible citizenship among those we help.
- How does it work?-Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds quality, affordable houses alongside our homeowner partner families. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.
- How do I apply to become a homeowner?-Please review our Homeownership flyer attached here.(wayne and Asaad, this flyer is the attached FS APP new brochure, can it be linked to this question?) If you think you may qualify for Lee County Habitat's housing program please schedule to attend an Application Orientation Workshop by calling 334-745-2123. Our next available workshop in Lee County is planned for fall 2012. No registration is required for this workshop. Please do not bring food, drinks, or children.
- Do I have to be skilled in construction to volunteer?-No construction skills are necessary. The only requirements are a willingness to serve and learn. Age appropriate activities will be determined for volunteers under 18. You must be 16 years old to be on the home construction site during construction. You must be 18 years old for operating power tools or hazardous duty.