Amherst County Habitat for Humanity

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Debra Babcock Habel, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Debbie Habel
Main Address

P O Box 1397
130 Ambriar Court
Amherst, VA 24521
United States

Amherst County Habitat for Humanity
United States

What We Do

Amherst County Habitat for Humanity puts God's love into action by bringing people together to Build Homes, Communities and Hope. We offer a unique solution that reduces dependency on government programs and breaks the cycle of GENERATIONAL poverty. We start by partnering with families through our Homebuyer's Club financial classes. Upon graduation, applications are received and processed.  We charge ZERO percent interest on our self-held mortgages, building homes with volunteer labor & some donated materials, thus making the housing affordable. Our office expenses are covered by our incoming mortgage payments thus allowing all donations, fundraisers and undesignated grants to go into our building program. We are a "teach a man to fish" non-profit basically serving those in the ALICE category: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, giving them the needed hand up to stand on their own! 

Our greatest need is for dedicated volunteers, and construction funding.  We have VA State Tax credits available as of July1st annually for donations $500 or greater for individuals or $616 for businesses.  Consult our office and your tax preparer to discuss the benefits.

Our Homebuyer's Club Financial Literacy classes will take place this Spring. Call the office 434-946-9596 or email to obtain qualifications & register.

Our most recent homes completed  on North Main Street in the Town of Amherst were EarthCraft construction with Solar leases provided by Habitat Virginia.  Our next  two homes are Insulated Concrete Forms  which are even more energy conscious.  By providing these savings options, our families have even more opportunity to gain solid footing.  

Interesting Info
  • We just completed House #40, #41 & #42 on North Main Street in the Town of Amherst and are starting #43 & #44 on South Coolwell Road in Madison Heights.
  • In 2018, we served as the Construction Manager for the Amherst Disaster Recovery Group for the Elon tornado, winning the Amherst Chamber'Harry L. Day Award".
  • We have VA State Tax Credits available annually on July 1st on a first come, first serve basis - Contact our office at 434-946-9596.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Amherst County Habitat Construction Volunteer
Repeats daily for 260 times


Bluegrass: Working on a Building 2024
Duration of 6 hours
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Drone footage of House #41
Open House celebrating Centra's donation of 130 Ambriar Court for Habitat offices & Indoor Yardsale
Drone footage of House #40, #41 & #42
Volunteers on House #42
LU Serves 2023
ICF - Method of construction being used on house 43/44
House 44 plan
House 43 Plans