Habitat for Humanity of York County (HFHYC) is a non-profit, Christian-based housing ministry. We seek to eliminate substandard housing in York County. Further more, we strive to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action.
As of December 2011, our affiliate has built 41 homes in York County. The funds to build the homes come from individuals, churches, foundations, large and small businesses, our ReStore and fund raising events. All contributions are tax deductible; and we also accept contributions of land, in-kind donations of construction materials and professional services. Please contact our office at 803-328-1728 if you’d like more information about Habitat for Humanity of York County.
How It Works
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money, professional services, and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses in partnership with homeowners. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no-profit and financed with no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled to build more Habitat homes for other families.
Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer movement. Citizens, businesses, churches, and civic organizations from the community come together as volunteers to carry out important work of home construction, family selection and support, fundraising, finding land and other critical tasks of the Habitat affiliate. The lifeblood of Habitat is the volunteers, whose spirit represents putting faith into action to eliminate substandard housing with their neighbors.
Habitat is not a give-away program. We are a “hand-up” and not a “hand-out” program. Families must qualify through an application process to become a homeowner. In addition to monthly mortgage payments and closing costs, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity), into building their houses and the houses of others.
We Partner With Families Who:
- Currently live in substandard housing
- Are willing to volunteer 250 hours of “sweat equity” (per adult)
- Will repay a zero-down payment, interest-free mortgage over 20 years