Habitat for Humanityís vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put Godís love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
We build with people in need of decent, affordable housing regardless of race or religion and welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. Together we build and advocate for affordable housing. Together we build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter.
Our approach is a hand up, not a handout. We build in partnership with future Habitat homeowners who meet the income and credit requirements to be selected as partner families. Habitat families must complete at least 300 volunteer hours by working on their own homes, other families' homes, attending homeowner training and by contributing volunteer hours with Habitat before they can purchase their homes. Homebuyers pay an affordable mortgage. Their mortgage payments enable Habitat to continue the cycle, building more houses with more families.
Founded in 1988, Upper Yadkin Valley Habitat for Humanity works locally. We build or rehab 1-2 Habitat homes in Yadkin and the Tri-County area of Surry and Wilkes each year. To date we have built homes in Boonville, Jonesville, Elkin, Thurmond, and Yadkinville, with more homes under construction.
Habitat works both in our community and around the world to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. Did you know that Habitat builds in more than 70 countries? For more information about Habitat's activities in other areas and countries, visit habitat.org . At home or overseas, everywhere we build, our homeowners partner with Habitat to achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.
Non-proselytizing policy: Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.