Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County believes that all people deserve a decent, safe place to lay their heads. We help to provide the dream of first time homeownership to hardworking families in our community, and provide critical home repairs for existing homeowners. Families always pay back the cost to build or repair their homes, Habitat provides the opportunity and helps them to do so affordably. Join us as a volunteer or donate to the cause and help us help families in our Worcester County, MD community!
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Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-governmental, nonprofit organization devoted to building simple, decent and affordable housing. We believe everyone deserves a decent and safe place to live.
We hold a variety of events throughout the year to collect donations of furniture, tools, building materials and household items. Each event supports the construction of homes for local families.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Consider giving up just a few hours of your time to learn valuable skills, meet some incredible new people and change the lives of local families forever.
News & Notes
Critical Home Repairs
We are pleased to announce our 3rd open application round of 2018 starting July 1st through July 31st. This round we are focusing on Critical Home Repairs thanks to the generous grant we received from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County completes critical repairs and rehabs for existing Worcester County homeowners who are otherwise unable to complete the work themselves or obtain a conventional loan to do so. HFHWC participates in the national Habitat exterior repair program. Examples of critical home repairs are roofing, exterior painting, accessibility, weatherization and repair of other structural issues such as porch, stairs, siding and gutters.
Qualified Worcester County homeowners must be able to demonstrate a need for critical home repair and the ability to pay for the repairs. Families must earn between 30% - 80% of the AMI for Worcester County (as defined by HUD) to qualify. Qualified homeowners must be willing to partner with HFHWC and work side by side with volunteers, also known as “sweat equity” hours.
All applicants must be residents of Worcester County for at least one year, own a home and provide proof of current homeowner’s insurance and are subject to credit and background checks. Application fee is $30.
Individuals or families interested in applying for the Critical Home Repair Program should visit www.habitatworcester.org/family-services to review the guidelines and determine eligibility. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 208-4440. The application round ends on July 31, 2018.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. (HFHWC) recently held its annual meeting and inducted three new members to its Board of Directors. The new board members include: Dr. Mithila Jegathesan, Pediatrician, Chesapeake Pediatrics & Adolescent Associates, Matthew Record, Principal, Pocomoke Middle School, Dr. Jason Yonker, Ophthalmologist, Chesapeake Eye Center. (Also shown in picture is Matthew Manos, Board President).
We are seeking a Donations Ambassador for our ReStore. The Donations Ambassador reports to the ReStore Manager and is responsible for picking up donations from residences and businesses in Worcester County and the surrounding areas, assisting customers/donors in loading and unloading merchandise, assisting with cleaning and organizing warehouse, loading dock and to supervise volunteers as needed.