about Habitat for Humanity
Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity is a state chartered non-profit
organization - a 501C(3) IRS tax deductible organization, and is an
affiliate of Habitat
for Humanity International.
for Humanity houses are built with volunteer labor, and to the extent
possible, with donated materials. Design is kept simple but adequate.
for Humanity is an organization based on Christian principles to help
those who can help themselves. It offers a hand-up, not a hand-out.
Each HH homeowner is expected to provide hundreds of hours of sweat
equity, a small down-payment, and to become a mortgage holder and to
be a full tax-paying property owner.
a survey of donors, Habitat
for Humanity received an approval ratio of between 8 and 10
(on a scale of 1 to 10). The next closest organization was the Red Cross
with a score of 7.
for Humanity is not a give-away program -- it helps people help themselves.
Houses are built with volunteer labor, and to the extent possible, with
donated materials. Habitat for Humanity homeowners become regular tax-paying
gift to the local Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity is also a gift to
Humanity International. The local Affiliates "tithe" to
Habitat International, thus helping unfortunate people the world over
to acquire affordable housing.
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