Habitat for Humanity NCC

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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County was established in 1986 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. HFH International was founded in 1976 and now has over 1,600 affiliated projects in the United States and more than 250 projects in other countries.

To date, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has completed over 118 homes. We are the largest affiliate in the Northeast in terms of housing production (of 210 affiliates from Delaware to Maine). Our mission compels us to respond to an urgent and growing for need for affordable housing in our community, by building 20+ homes a year over the next five years. In 2006, we achieved our goal of 20 houses; in 2007, we completed 16 homes. We will continue at this rate for the next 4 years, empowering another 100+ families in New Castle County to become homeowners. This increased rate of house building has elevated our affiliate to Community Builder status, the largest growth stage for a Habitat affiliate, placing us among the top 5% of Habitat affiliates nationally.

We serve local families in the lowest income bracket who are living in substandard housing (25%-60% of median income (earning approximately $18,025-$43,300 for a family of four) of which, 80% are single mothers. Selected candidates must compete 225 hours of sweat equity toward the construction of their home and complete a housing counseling certificate program where they learn new life skills.

(302) 652-0365 x103
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1920 Hutton St.
Wilmington, DE 19802
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To build affordable housing at no-profit through a combination of volunteer labor, sweat equity and no-interest mortgages. We act in partnership with the local community. Individuals, small businesses, corporations, foundations, partner families, faith groups, and civic organizations all share in the vision of affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity reaches out from Christian roots across denominational, faith, economic and racial lines to bring together people who are concerned for their neighbors. We strive to develop and empower individuals and communities through the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Habitat is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty through stability and empowerment through home ownership. Habitat believes in tearing down walls and building bridges, bringing hope and transforming lives by serving God by serving others.

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