Amherst County Habitat for Humanity

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Year Founded:
1992
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Debra Babcock Habel
Main Address:
PO Box 1397
130 Ambriar Court
Amherst, VA 24521
Amherst County Habitat for Humanity

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. All of our office & payroll expenses are covered by our incoming mortgage payments thus allowing all donations, fundraisers and undesignated grants to go 100% 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 #GivingTuesdayGreaterLYH greatest need is for construction funding whether through Amazon gift cards or cash donations to Amherst Habitat. We still have VA State Tax credits available for donations $5000 or greater.

Interesting Info

We are currently planning construction on House #40, #41 & #42 with a goal of building three homes per year.
In 2018, we served as the Construction Manager for the Amherst Disaster Recovery Group for the Elon tornado, winning the Amherst Chamber's "Harry Day Award".
We still have VA State Tax Credits available - Contact our office at 434-946-9596.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Construction Volunteers
Repeats every day until Thu Mar 31 2022.
Monday, May 10th, 2021
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