Mission: To build homes in partnership with low-income families with volunteer labor, donated materials and charitable gifts. Habitat for humanity greater boston, inc. Conducts homeownership classes and provides families with 0% interest loans, making homeownership affordable.
Programs: Family services support of low-income families to become and remain as homeowners in the greater boston area.
pre/post conveyance expenses each habitat family helps build their home by providing at least 300 hours of "sweat equity. " when the home is complete, habitat sells it to the family for an affordable price which is equal to or less than the final accumulated development cost and also provides the family with a no- interest mortgage loan. The organization is responsible for raising funds for all of their projects, its annual operating budget and for "tithing" 10% of its unrestricted revenues to habitat for humanity international projects overseas.
restore in 2011, the organization opened up its restore. The habitat restore is a retail business that accepts donations of new and gently-used building materials, furniture, appliances and housewares and resells them to the general public through a retail store front warehouse. The habitat restore helps to protect the environment by keeping hundreds of tons of material out of our landfills and in a tight econonmy provides a low-cost outlet for home improvement materials making home renovations and improvements more affordable.