HFHJC

Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International

 

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

 

HFHI’s Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

 

HFHI’s Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

About Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County
 
Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County (HFHJC) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.  HFHJC is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
 
All are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County has an open-door policy.  All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.  In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.  As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize.  This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.


How We Do it
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (prospective) families. Habitat houses are sold to prospective families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
 
Renovations/Rehabilitations
As a small affiliate, HFHJC is not currently involved in doing renovation or rehabilitations to established properties.  Our affiliate only builds new homes for qualifying applicants.

Homeowner Selection
Whether in the U.S. or overseas, families in need apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate's Homeowner Selection Committee considers applicants' level of need, their willingness to become partners in the Habitat program and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of homeowner selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat future homeowner.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, contact us. We can give you information on the availability, size, costs, and sweat equity requirements for Habitat houses in Johnston County, as well as information on the application process.

Habitat and its Affiliates
There are now more than 1,300 active affiliates located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. There also are more than 250 international affiliates coordinating some 800 building projects in 56 other countries around the world. Habitat is a grass-roots movement. Concerned citizens from all walks of life come together as volunteers to form a Habitat affiliate in their community. Fundraising, house construction, homeowner selection and other key decisions are carried out by the local affiliates. HFHI headquarters, located in Americus, Ga., provides information, training, support and other services to Habitat affiliates worldwide.

Donations
Donations, whether to the local Johnston County Habitat affiliate or to HFHI headquarters, are used as designated by the donor. Gifts received by HFHI headquarters that are designated to a specific affiliate or building project are forwarded to that affiliate or project. Any undesignated gifts are used where most needed. HFHJC's most recent audited financial statement is available upon request.

Management
An ecumenical, international board of directors determines policy and monitors operations in conjunction with a board of advisors. Board members are dedicated volunteers who are deeply concerned about the problems of poverty housing around the world. HFHI headquarters operates with an administrative staff, assisted by a core group of clerical and support employees and supplemented by long-term and short-term volunteers. Each Habitat for Humanity affiliate is managed by a local volunteer board.