Avery County Habitat for Humanity
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Avery County Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual, church, and corporate donors provide the resources necessary to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor, sweat, equity into building their homes and the homes of others, as well as may serve at the affiliate's Re-Store. Homeowner mortgage payments are recycled back into the program to build more houses.