The Northwest Interfaith Build Group of Atlanta, Georgia helps Habitat for Humanity build quality homes in Greater Atlanta. Jessica Harkness and her son, Jaden, are the recipients of one of those homes.
"It means a lot to have a new home. The work, the process... I can't put it into words." Jessica Harkness
The group is made of volunteers from different faiths and cultures, who come together in a humanitarian effort to build homes for lower income families, seniors, and the physically challenged.
In 1983, Habitat for Humanity was created as a response to meet housing needs. In the greater Atlanta area alone, the organization, one of 1,500 affiliates worldwide, works with the city of Atlanta and Fulton County to bring communities, donors, sponsors, and hardworking volunteers together to provide shelter for qualifying working families. The organization builds affordable, green and quality homes and provides support services that promote successful home purchase and ownership.
Since its inception, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has built more than 1,250 homes in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County, housing more than 4,700 family members. These homes are not given away or free for the taking. The organization provides qualifying families the opportunity to purchase affordable homes. Qualifying recipients must clock in about 150 hours working on their own building project as well as volunteering to work other projects in and around the city of Atlanta.
The benefits of purchasing an Atlanta Habitat home are:
*no interest rate.
*low monthly payments.
*a low good faith deposit.
*a very well-constructed energy-efficient home.
*accessible and visit able for the physically challenged.