Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds simple, decent homes to sell to families in need. We use volunteer labor and charitable gifts to ensure our homes are affordable to low income families in Wyoming Valley.
Habitat families are selected based on level of need, willingness to become partners in the Habitat program, and ability to repay a no-interest mortgage. Mortgage payments are ‘recycled’ to help build more homes for other qualified families. Habitat selects families without regard to race, religion, or national origin.
Families who purchase Habitat homes invest at least 200 hours of ‘sweat equity’ volunteer labor. Ideally, they work on their own homes by building walls, painting, installing windows or other work related to their skill level. Many community members also volunteer their time. By keeping labor costs down, Habitat is able to keep mortgage costs low for partner families.
Every home is a building block to strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.