Evergreen Habitat for Humanity

About Evergreen Habitat for Humanity

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity works to break the cycle of generational poverty and to revitalize Clark County neighborhoods by providing stable, permanent housing to low-income families.

Creating an environment where poverty housing and homelessness become socially unacceptable is the ultimate purpose of Habitat's work.  The affiliate realizes its mission by building and refurbishing homes using volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of materials.

Through Habitat's unique home-ownership program, Evergreen  Habitat is able to see homes to partner families at zero- to one-percent interest after they complete their sweat-equity hours.  The mortgage payments made by partner families are placed in a revolving fund used to build future Habitat homes.

A self-sustained affiliate of Habitat International since 1991, Evergreen  Habitat has contributed 27 homes in Clark County serving 103 individuals, including 64 children to the over 500,000 homes Habitat has built worldwide.

Evergreen Habitat Facts

  • Homeowners are selected based on need, willingness to partner with Habitat, ability to pay mortgage, and residence or employment in Clark County and surrounding areas for one year.
  • Families provide 500 hours of sweat-equity, working on their home or the home of a Habitat neighbor.
  • When homeowners move on, their houses may be sold back to Evergreen Habitat and then resold to another qualified family, thus ensuring that Habitat homes stay affordable in perpetuity..
  • Each year, we tithe 10% of our funds to support Habitat’s home-building work in developing countries.
  • Over 500 volunteers work at our construction sites annually, providing most of the labor needed to build our homes.
  • Habitat homes are sold at cost with 0% interest loans.

For more information go to: http://ehfh.org