Non-Profit Spotlight: Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity serves low-income families who have a need for safe, decent housing with a no-interest mortgage that they can afford.

The finished home for the Bermudez family.

Mission

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope. They build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

History

Habitat has been serving families in the Lowcountry since 1990 and has built 108 houses in southern Beaufort and Jasper counties. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Who It Helps

Habitat for Humanity serves low-income families who have a need for safe, decent housing with a no-interest mortgage that they can afford. A family’s monthly mortgage payment will not exceed more than 30 percent of their household income. Families accepted into the program must be willing to partner with the organization by volunteering to help build their own and other partner family homes, as well as participate in workshops to help them become successful homeowners.

How to Help

Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers of all skill levels to their construction site. In addition, they have a ReStore in Bluffton where volunteers can help with displaying donations, cashiering and customer service. They are currently seeking family partners who can serve as mentors to new families coming into their program. And, of course, they are grateful for the financial support they receive from the community whether as individuals, businesses, communities, churches, or civic groups.

For more information on Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity, visit habitathhi.org or call 843-681-5864.