Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing organization that seeks to build lives as well as houses. We work in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
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COBB CATHOLIC COALITION / HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Holy Family – St. Ann – St. Catherine – St. Clare – St. Joseph – Transfiguration
HOW TO VOLUNTEER – 2022
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to construct a new Habitat house this year. Over the past 28 years we have funded and built 47 homes in conjunction with NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
The Mission of Habitat for Humanity
Habitat’s Mission is seeking to put God’s love into action: we bring people together to build homes and communities and hope. Our Vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our Principles include:
- Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
- Focus on shelter.
- Advocate for affordable housing.
- Promote dignity and hope.
- Support sustainable and transformative development.
Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s history
In 1985, Chrys and John Street started an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity in Cobb County. They distributed brochures to local churches and gathered 12 people to form a Board of Directors. In 1986, Cobb County Habitat for Humanity was officially incorporated. By 2008, the organization expanded to include Douglas and Paulding counties. Since then, “Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta” has built, rehabilitated, or repaired 545 homes as part of our pursuit to provide decent, affordable housing in Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties.
How it works
The Staff of NWMA Habitat screens prospective homebuyers (must be a citizen of the US, have a full-time job, meet certain income requirements, etc.) Habitat continuously seeks affordable properties for new homes, and solicits organizations, churches, and companies to help finance the build, as well as provide volunteers. When ready, the build starts with a house leader, a few experienced crew members, and a group of volunteers who construct a small but well-built, energy-efficient home. The homeowners put in sweat-equity building their own homes, take classes on home ownership & finances, and will have a mortgage…..the house is not free! But the loan is interest-free, tailored to their income, all part of Habitat’s mission to place deserving families in affordable homes built with love.
This Year’s Build
This year we are building house #48, a 1-story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath house for Keyshondra Brown and her 2 kids. Located in Austell, it will be built to Earth Craft and Energy Star specifications for superior energy efficiency. With the generous donation from Jim Hughey and his extended family to fund the build, construction starts on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, and we need volunteers to get things started! The build occurs on 9 consecutive Saturdays (Sept. – Nov.) with the family moving in just after Thanksgiving. Weekend activities include exterior and interior framing, installation of siding, flooring, insulation, trim work, interior & exterior painting, landscaping…..lots of things to do, and experienced crew leaders to help the volunteers all along the way.
How to Volunteer
Transfiguration will start signing up volunteers on Monday, August 15, 2022. Go to the NWMA Habitat website at www.habitatnwma.org and click on the button that says ”Get Involved”. From there, you can view the “Volunteer Calendar” of events, choose our build, and then complete your Volunteer profile. The Habitat Staff will email you with the details of the date & place, as well as the work involved that day.
Questions or additional information
Info is available at Habitat’s website at www.habitatnwma.org, or you can contact Transfiguration’s Habitat representative Mike Meehan at Cadmast54@gmail.com or call/text at (404) 374-9074. Thanks again for your interest!
For more information, please visit The Cobb Catholic Coalition / Habitat for Humanity website.