Serving our friends and neighbors in need is a privilege and serving a responsibility, one that all of us at Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity take seriously. It is our belief that everyone deserves the opportunity for a safe, decent, affordable place to live. Since 1988, we have partnered with countless individuals and organizations throughout our community to make the possibility of homeownership a reality for more than 200 families.
Our team here at FAHFH a renewed sense of excitement as this decade begins! Construction at Oakridge Estates has been in full swing as we are currently at 36 homes completed, with a tentative completion date of December 2021. We will continue to build new homes in the Central Campbellton Area of B Street and have since expanded to Sampson County and Bladen County.
Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program is a unique economic model designed to promote financial self-sufficiency. Through the support of volunteer construction crews, Habitat is able to offer families affordable mortgages. During the life of the mortgage, each monthly payment is recycled into the operating budget to help finance future homes.
The revenue accrued from The ReStore sustains operations funding and allows for FAHFH Construction Team to maintain the tools they need to continue building and in turn fulfilling the Habitat mission.
What is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.
How does Habitat for Humanity help families?
People in your community and all over the world partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity is responsible for Cumberland, Sampson and Bladen County.
Habitat’s Global Impact Fund helps:
Design and replicate innovative programs to serve more low-income families.
Build the capacity of our network of U.S. affiliates and national organizations.
Cover other costs necessary to ensure that Habitat fulfills its mission with excellence.
How does Habitat for Humanity homeownership work?
Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity.
Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:
The applicant’s level of need.
Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.
Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners, in addition to paying an affordable mortgage and receiving financial education.
Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.
What is the organizational structure of Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity?
We are composed of a local board of directors oversees the work of Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity. Our board has members of the community and individuals that believe in our mission. Our location is 3833 Bragg Blvd. and are operated by an administrative staff, professional and support employees, and volunteers.
How does Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity work with the city or government?
Habitat asks legislators and housing regulators to increase support for affordable homeownership and decent housing. Habitat monitors public policies related to housing, community and international development. Habitat advocates for policies that will increase access to decent, affordable housing available to people around the world. Habitat accepts government funds as long as they have no conditions that would violate our principles or limit our ability to proclaim our
Christian identity. We also have created a partnership with the City of Fayetteville to build Oakridge Estates, and now The Central Campbellton Area formally known and B-Street.