As one of the largest of 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, and the largest nonprofit homebuilder in Atlanta and Fulton County, Atlanta Habitat transforms neighborhoods by bringing generous donors and hardworking volunteers together with working families to build high quality, green homes. The result is dramatic, positive differences in the lives of family members and in neighborhoods.
Income qualified homebuyer families can buy affordable homes through no-profit, no-interest loans. Homebuyers complete 250 sweat-equity hours and other requirements, pay for their homes and all upkeep, and maintain current payments on their properties.
Atlanta Habitat goes beyond the build to provide support services, educational opportunities and youth programs that promote successful home purchase and ownership. Because we know that the build is only the beginning of the development of strong, sustainable families and communities, our critical home repair programs reach the wider community to the benefit of the whole neighborhood.
The build is only the beginning of the development of strong, sustainable families and communities.
About 60 staff members support the efforts of more than 13,000 volunteers to raise funds, qualify homeowner applicants, build houses, provide administrative support, and much more. Outreach sessions and informational meetings educate prospective homebuyers about the qualifications and benefits of homeownership, while our extensive homebuyer education program offers a wide variety of mandatory and elective classes. With more than 30 years of experience, we know the essential ingredient that promotes success is knowledge.
Atlanta Habitat is recognized as an excellent steward of donor investments, having achieved the Gold Level on GuideStar Exchange and earning the highest possible four-star rating from Charity Navigator for eight years in a row, a distinction that only 2 percent of all nonprofits in the United States can claim.