Get Involved Spotlight: Austin Habitat for Humanity
Audio and video produced by Mike Lee
Through faith in action, Austin Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build HOMES, COMMUNITIES and HOPE.
Austin is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. Rent and home prices continue to climb beyond the reach of many working families. More than 60,000 Austin residents live in substandard housing, and more than 50 percent of Austin renters are housing cost-burdened – forced to spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Austin Habitat for Humanity helps working families realize the dream of homeownership, achieve financial stability and build thriving communities.
What We Do:
- New Home Construction
- Home Repair
- Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization
- Housing Counseling
- Homebuyer Education
- Foreclosure Counseling and Intervention
- Green Building
How to volunteer:
We build and repair homes almost exclusively with volunteer labor. Whether you’re a skilled craftsperson or a novice who has never picked up a hammer, building with Habitat can be a life-changing experience both for you and our homeowners. Don’t worry, if you don’t know how to build a house or repair a home…we’ll teach you everything you need to know! For more information on how to get involved with Austin Habitat for Humanity, visit the volunteer section of the website here.
“It shows real faith in humanity when complete strangers become builders, not just of homes, but of new lives.”
– Habitat Homeowner