Our history in Fauquier County began in 1991 to serve a growing segment of our community in need of housing assistance. Our organization was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should be able to own homes in healthy neighborhoods with access to jobs, transportation, healthy food, and quality schools. We believe this should be a matter of conscience and action for all. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers who make our mission possible. Fauquier Habitat is committed and acts with fairness, honesty, and respect for its community. We continually strive for excellence and innovation in all that we do.
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith
- Providing a hand up, not a hand out to low-income families
- Integrity in planning and operations
- A partnership of and dignity for volunteers and homeowner families
- Opportunity for low-income families
- Hope for our communities
- Respect for others
Where Did It All Begin?
Habitat for Humanity, known throughout the world for its unique “partnership housing” model that founders Millard and Linda Fuller envisioned, where volunteers work alongside the families who will own the completed homes to make a lasting change in their communities. Habitat homeowners build in partnership by providing sweat equity hours (250 hours for a single adult family/ 500 hours for families with two or more adults) and attend extensive homeownership classes (finance, budgeting, home repair, neighbor relations.)
Fauquier Habitat has adapted this model to not only build new houses in Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties but to rehabilitate and revitalize the existing housing stock through rehabs and minor critical repair. Fauquier Habitat believes in a ‘hand up’, not a ‘handout.’
Fauquier Habitat serves as the general contractor on all its rehabilitation and new construction projects. We can do what no other government or corporate entity can do–leverage every dollar donated with the planned use of volunteer labor and donated materials. Our home ownership program has become a critical part of a comprehensive solution to the housing crisis in our area.
By working together–volunteers, congregations, corporations, individual supporters, and homeowner families–we nurture strong families, healthy neighborhoods, and a vibrant community.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community, and hope. We proudly support Fauquier and Rappahannock counties in Virginia.
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing in partnership with families in need. Reaching across religious, cultural, and racial boundaries, we seek to rebuild a sense of community with the common goal of strong neighborhoods and dignity through homeownership.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe, with more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped 6.8 million people improve their living conditions.
Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, affordable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.