Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
About the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity
In 1990, a group of local citizens joined together with the goal of bringing Habitat for Humanity to the Farmville Area. Twenty-six years later, during which 34 homes have been built or repaired, the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity continues to serve those in need of safe, decent, affordable housing in the counties of Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, and Charlotte. The addition of the ReStore in 2009, where gently used furniture, household goods, appliances, and building materials are donated and resold to the public, helps Habitat serve even more people locally.
The Farmville Habitat partners with individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, government, schools, and other nonprofits to make a lasting impact in the community. Now more than ever, our nation and our local community are in the middle of an affordable housing crisis. Lower-income individuals and families are forced to make tough decisions to either live in substandard housing or to spend too much of their income on housing costs.
In a nutshell, we build homes and we repair homes. But it is much deeper than that. We work with individuals and families who are willing to partner with us by working alongside volunteers to build or repair their home, attending homeowner education classes, and paying an affordable mortgage. We believe that through shelter we help individuals build strength, stability, and self-reliance which can empower the entire community. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development, and the ability and financial flexibility to make forward-looking choices. Decent shelter contributes to thriving school systems, community organizations, and civic activism.
The Farmville Habitat knows that none of this would be possible without the generosity of donors and volunteers who all embrace the simple belief that everyone deserves a decent place to live.
All are welcome
Habitat is a global nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization based on the simple principle to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ with a focus on shelter. We have an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity does not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. In that time, more than 9.8 million people worldwide have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.