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Frequently Asked Questions

Who We Are

  • What does Habitat for Humanity do?

    Habitat for Humanity builds simple, affordable homes with and for families, couples and individuals in need of housing.

  • How can I get involved?

    Habitat is funded entirely by donations and staffed largely with volunteers. We are always in need of individuals willing to pitch in to help a neighbor in need. Visit our How to Help section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.

  • Why do you accept cash donations?

    Building and renovating homes is expensive! We work hard throughout the year to be able to provide our many services to as many people as possible, and part of that work includes seeking donations from individuals. The Buckeye Ridge team works together to determine where our resources are most needed, from purchasing construction materials, to acquiring building permits, to paying subcontractor fees, or other expenses. The greater our resources, the more people we can serve in our community!

  • What is your organization's privacy policy?

    Our organization takes our privacy policy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit. For more detailed information, you may view our full Privacy Policy by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

  • Are Habitat houses free?

    No. In addition to the hundreds of hours of sweat equity that homeowners put into the building of their homes, they purchase their homes through a 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat, or through a USDA Direct Loan at up to 5.5% interest.

  • How are homeowners selected?

    Families, couples or individuals in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates. The Homeowner Selection Committee assesses each applicant’s level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay a low-interest mortgage loan. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing who receives a Habitat home; however, applicants must be residents of our county for at least one year.

  • Can I volunteer even if I can’t build?

    Yes. Habitat needs volunteers to work on many tasks, including working on special events, mentoring families, fundraising, preparing mailings, and providing coffees and lunches at the construction site. Call our office for more information.

  • Do I need to be a Christian to work with Habitat?

    No! Although Habitat for Humanity began as a Christian-based mission to help everyone have a decent place to live, we do not and will not limit or decide who we choose to work with as a partner family, volunteer, or employee based on religious beliefs. We will never discriminate based on race, faith, gender, sexual orientation, or physical or intellectual disability. See our non-proselytizing policy on our "Who we are" page for more information.

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