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We're open to the public, at 34470 Gateway Dr., Suite 110, Palm Desert — Shop for bargains in building supplies and home décor. Call us to schedule your donation and clean out that garage or the leftovers from your remodel. And we're looking for willing volunteers to staff the store, to help customers, to price and display. Call us at 760-770-3723, or email restore@hfhcv.org.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jimmy Carter the founder of Habitat for Humanity?

No. Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter became volunteers in 1986. They are personal friends of our founders, Millard and Linda Fuller. Every year they hold a “Jimmy Carter Work Project” for one week somewhere in the world.

What is Habitat for Humanity International?

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.

Photo on the left - (Nov. 6, 2013). Habitat for Humanity's global leaders and supporters gathered in Atlanta to raise the wall on Habitat's 800,000th home.1

Habitat's November 2013 news release entitled Habitat for Humanity raises walls on its 800,000th milestone home , indicates a remarkable number of people have been touched by Habitat's work. Quoting from the news release, "For the first time ever, Habitat served more than 100,000 families in one year, plans to reach 1 millionth milestone home by the end of 2015... ATLANTA (Nov. 6, 2013) — Today, supporters and Habitat for Humanity global leaders raised the walls on the 800,000th home the organization has built, rehabilitated or repaired around the world since its founding in 1976... With an average of five people per Habitat home, this milestone house represents an estimated 4 million people who have improved their living conditions through Habitat's housing solutions in the more than 70 countries around the world where Habitat works."1

1Habitat for Humanity raises walls on its 800,000th milestone home. Habitat for Humanity Newsroom. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. < http://www.habitat.org/newsroom/2013archive/11_06_2013_800k_milestone. >

How does it work?

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.

Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor -- sweat equity -- into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.

What does a Habitat house cost?

Throughout the world, the cost of houses varies from as little as $800 in some developing countries to an average of $66,200 in the United States and an average of $120,000 in the Coachella Valley.

Habitat houses are affordable for low-income families because there is no profit included in the sale price and no interest charged on the 20-30 year mortgage.

What are Habitat affiliates?

Habitat for Humanity's work is accomplished at the community level by affiliates -- independent, locally run, nonprofit organizations. Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area -- fund raising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction and mortgage servicing.

How are the partner families selected?

Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate's family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.

How can I become a volunteer?

To learn more about volunteering, CLICK HERE.

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