- Habitat for Humanity houses are built with volunteer labor and to the greatest extent possible with donated materials.
- We are an organization based on helping people help themselves. We offer a hand-up, not a handout. To become a mortgage holder and tax-paying property owner, each homeowner is expected to provide 300 hours of sweat equity and a small down payment.
- In 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.
- A gift to the Mt Washington Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity is also a gift to the community as mortgage money paid by current homeowners is reinvested in the community in new homes in the future.
Our first family moved in 1995. To date, Affiliate volunteers have refurbished four houses; completed 11 in the Morrell Drive complex off the Kancamagus Hwy.; one in Fryeburg; four in the four unit complex on North Road in Conway; one on Grison Road in Madison and most recently, 253 Silver Pine Ln, Solokis Pines, Tamworth, NH.See the Photographs section for examples of our homes.
The Affiliate has invested approximately $2.2 million in the construction of these houses (excluding volunteer labor) that have a market value in excess of $2.8 million. More important, 51 children have reaped the benefit of stable, safe and affordable living conditions.
Latest Project – 253 Silver Pine Lane, Tamworth
The latest project to be completed is the house at 253 Silver Pine Lane, Sokokis Pines, Tamworth. This single level house is installed with solar panels and floor radiant heating as well as a heat recovery system. The latest project to be started is also in Sokokis Pines, land has been cleared and under-slab septic lines have been installed. The foundation insulation foam has been added and trim and roof shingles are on the shed.
This wraps up our build season for 2016.