Questions About Habitat for Humanity?

How does Habitat for Humanity work?

  • Through local community volunteer donations of money, labor, and materials and with the help of the homeowner (partner) families Habitat builds modest houses that conform to Habitat approved plans.
  • Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no-profit, and financed by Habitat with interest-free loans. 
  • The homeowners' monthly mortgage principal payments are used to help build more Habitat houses.
  • HFH is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called “Sweat Equity”, into building their house.


What does a Habitat house cost?

  • Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County homes currently range from $80,000-$90,000 for a high quality, energy efficient three-bedroom home with about 1,100 square feet.
  • Habitat houses are affordable to low income families because NO profit is included in sale price.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County home mortgage length is normally 20 years.


How do people and/or organizations help?

  • Volunteer to assist with the construction of a house.
  • Donate or prepare food for meals for construction volunteers.
  • Join a Stokes Habitat Committee and help us with fundraising, church and community relations, publicity, etc.
  • Be a Sponsor of Habitat fundraising events.
  • Donate funds, building materials, land, building expertise, and administrative skills.
  • Sponsor a Stokes Habitat informational presentation for their church group, business, or civic organization.

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Habitat for Humanity® of Stokes County

Diane Myers, Executive Director
PO Box 310, King, NC 27021 ▪ 336-985-3211

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