|Our Mission |
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
|Our Vision |
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
|Our Builds |
Since incorporation in 1986, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and its contributors have built over 1,200 homes and served as a catalyst for the revitalization of more than 20 communities. Our dream is not to simply build one home at a time, but to transform and nurture communities where our success is only limited by our ability to dream and imagine.
Each year we partner with hardworking families and the community to build 70+ homes, making Dallas Habitat the largest nonprofit homebuilder and the largest single family residential homebuilder overall in the City of Dallas for 3 years running.
Dallas Habitat has adopted a strategic vision of transforming neighborhoods throughout the most impoverished communities in Dallas County. This vision, which we call, “Dream Dallas” is one of holistic revitalization in partnership with the Federal government, Dallas County, the City of Dallas, faith-based organizations, other non-profits, and private investors. Learn more about Dream Dallas.
|Dallas Habitat utilizes an innovative model, we refer to as "Habinomics," to create affordable housing opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, and generate new revenue for many cities in Dallas County. |
|The Habinomics difference involves and empowers the community to create affordable homeownership opportunities to deserving families. We bring together both public and private funding, community leadership and vision, and thousands of volunteers to address the affordable housing crisis in Dallas. Over 9,000 volunteers per year give of their time and skills, contributing over $1.8 million in value to the community every year. |
|Who We Help |
Thousands of low-income families live in the cities of Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, Cedar Creek and Lancaster and are in dire need of affordable housing options. These hardworking families often have no choice but to spend unsustainable levels (50% or more) of income on housing and even more often live in dangerous conditions in substandard housing.
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|How It Works |
Dallas Habitat is able to provide qualified families a tangible asset at below cost with no cash down payment and a 0% mortgage for 25 years, saving families $105,000 over the duration of their loan. In lieu of a down payment, homeowners are required to contribute "sweat equity" by building on their own home and the homes of their neighbors.
Principal payments made by current Dallas Habitat homeowners are placed into a revolving fund, the "Fund for Humanity," and are used to build more Habitat Homes, since the mortgages are held by Dallas Habitat. Additionally, Dallas Habitat homeowners are prepared for homeownership success by attending Homebuyer Education classes where they learn budgeting and home maintenance skills. Learn more about our Homeownership Program.