How to apply for a Habitat House

 

 

 

 "The Carpenters Club"

 

Help us build by becoming a symbolic carpenter!

     We are looking for "Symbolic Carpenters" willing to put $100 "down" on a Habitat house each time a foundation is poured, a maximum of FIVE houses per year.  You may choose to pledge for one, two, three, four or five houses a year.  The approximate cost to build one Habitat House in Hood County is $50,500.  Your donation of $100 per slab, combined with the other contributions, will make possible a simple but decent home for a family in need.

     For more information or questions, please call  817-573-2812 or e-mail us.

DONATE NOW

 

Donations may be mailed to:

Habitat for Humanity of Hood County

The 350 Carpenter's Club

P.O. Box 1866

Granbury, TX  76048

 

What is Habitat for Humanity?

How does it work?

Where do our funds come from?

Do all the funds stay in Hood County?

What is "The Carpenters Club?"

 

  • What is HFH?  

    • It is an International, Ecumenical, Christian Housing Ministry.

    • Its goal is to eliminate substandard housing around the world.

    • HFH believes that, "Everyone has a right to simple but decent housing."

    • HFH of Hood County began August 1, 1996.

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  • How does it work?

    • Local affiliates are managed by multi-denominational volunteers from the community.  It is a "Grass Roots Movement."

    • Houses are built with volunteer labor.

    • The approximate cost of a Habitat House in Hood County is $50,500.

    • We build 2,3 and 4 bedroom houses, depending on the size of the family.

    • Square feet ranges from 900 to 1250.

    • 2 and 3 bedroom houses have 1 bath, 4 bedroom have 2 baths.

    • Habitat houses are SOLD to low income families selected by our local affiliate on the basis of need, ability to make the monthly house payments, and willingness to work to build the house.

    • A $700 down payment is required before the family moves in.  Monthly payments are interest free, range from $300 to $350.  The local Habitat affiliate holds the 20-year mortgage.

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  • Do all the funds stay in Hood County?

    • Program expenses account for about 98% of donations.  Less than 2% represent administrative and fundraising expenses.  Habitat for Humanity of Hood County has no paid staff and no office space.  All volunteers work from their homes, or in some cases, their employers grant them the use of company facilities.  Labor to build the houses is primarily volunteer, with the exception of some paid professional services.  As part of our program expenses, and because we are a Christian ministry, Habitat is dedicated to tithing 10% of the undesignated donations to Habitat for Humanity International for use in building houses globally.  Because of the extremely low cost of building houses in developing countries, since 1996, our Habitat affiliate’s tithe has built 56 houses internationally as of December 31, 2008.

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  • What is "The Carpenters Club"?

    • It is a challenge and a pledge from Habitat and the members of The Carpenters Club to continue to build simple decent houses.  Together we are building more than houses; we are building better lives within our community. We are helping those in need who are willing to help themselves.

    • Habitat and members of The Carpenters Club give a "Hand Up" not a "Hand Out."

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