Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties, New York
I didn’t know that there was a local Habitat for Humanity until I saw a volunteering brochure at Greenstar Coop. We’ve just added them to the Resources guide’s Housing section.
About their services they write,
Habitat is a hand-up, not a hand-out for low-income families in need of an affordable, decent home. Partner families commit 500 hours of “sweat equity” working on their own home, the homes of others, and attaining skills needed for self-sufficiency and responsible homeownership. Families also repay a modest no-profit, no-interest loan with affordable monthly payments. Payments go into a revolving fund to build homes for more families in Tompkins and Cortland Counties. (Read more)
They’re looking for volunteers right now, if anyone out there wants to help create affordable housing in a truly hands-on way. Has anyone reading this had an experience working with Habitat for Humanity, building homes cooperatively, barnraising, or the like? Please post a comment!