In order to receive an application for our homebuyer program, you MUST attend a mandatory family selection meeting. Family selection meetings will be held approximately six months before construction. At this time, we anticipate the next build being in the fall of 2019 in Tallapoosa.
Among eligible applicants, families are selected based on their housing need and ability to repay the loan. West Georgia Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Housing Opportunity member. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, familial status or national origin.
West Georgia Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
West Georgia Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; 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, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
West Georgia Habitat for Humanity 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.
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.
To apply to become a partner family, you must meet the following criteria: 1) have resided or worked in Carroll or Haralson county for the last 12 consecutive months, 2) have steady financial income at 30-60% of the median income for Carroll or Haralson counties
3) be willing to provide 150-200 hours of "sweat equity" labor in building your home, home ownership and financial education, 4) be in need of safe, decent affordable housing because your current housing is unsafe, overcrowded, too expensive, etc.
Jennifer Shunn, Director
Board of Directors:
John McCoy, Pam Robinson, Lisa Robison, Steve Harrison, Cheryl Thomas Hill, Steven Hill, Joshua Stuber, Jason May, Craig Solberg and Paula Simmons.
Homes Built: 36 to date
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.