No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.
At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world everyone has a decent place to live.
Because you, me, we — we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties.
Habitat is a “hand-up” not a handout. In partnership with community organizations, churches, volunteers and families, we are creating strong communities.
Since 1991, we have built 55 homes and rehabilitated several others. The families with whom we partner invest hundreds of hours of labor known as “sweat equity” into building their homes and the homes of others. When completed, Fauquier Habitat sells the homes to the families through an affordable mortgage. The payments go into a revolving fund to build more houses. Partner families are truly vested in their homes–by helping to build them and by taking classes to ensure they are successful homeowners.
Is our program successful? Yes, it is. How do we know? Because the children in Habitat homes are graduating from high school and going to college, enabling them to secure better employment and breaking the cycle of poverty for another generation. #togetherwebuild