A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Clarendon Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people in Clarendon County, from all walks of life, to develop a community with people in need by building so that there are decent houses in a decent community in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.
The homes we provide are not “free” as we are a hands up organization not a hand out organization. We provide affordable housing through” interest free” loans. Many times interest free is misinterpreted as a “free home”. This is not the case. Each qualifying applicant must meet certain qualifications and make on-time monthly payments.
On average it takes 3 to 4 months to complete the construction phase and each home cost approximately $45,000. An avg mortgage payment including taxes and insurance is in the range of $250 to $300. Before we start construction, we have secured the funds to pay for the new construction. On average we collect $2500 in monthly mortgages.
About Habitat for Humanity in Clarendon County
Clarendon County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constucting, 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.
All are welcome
Clarendon County 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 that 3 million people worldwide.