Fauquier Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties. We believe that building strong and stable homes helps build strong and stable communities. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. With your help, we are working to make that vision a reality.
Habitat is a “hand-up” not a handout. In partnership with community organizations, churches, volunteers and families, we are eliminating the blight of poverty housing: leaky roofs, lack of indoor plumbing and heating, and other unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
Since 1991, we have built 54 homes and rehabilitated several others. In 2016 Fauquier Habitat for Humanity volunteers will undertake the building of two single family homes alongside families who have gone through an extensive qualification process.
Our partner families also 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.
Help us create the change you want to see in the world. As our dedicated volunteers, national sponsors and local businesses will tell you, working with Fauquier Habitat transforms their lives, as well! The joys of making a real difference, learning new skills and being part of a true community are priceless. Learn how you can help us build.
Thank you for your kind support of Fauquier Habitat.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Fauquier Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.