"Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
Habitat for Humanity Milledgeville-Baldwin County (Habitat MBC) was incorporated in 1994 and completed its first home in 1996. The first Executive Director was hired in 2001 and has since taken that same position with the Macon Area Habitat. By 2002, Habitat MBC completed 11 homes, and in February 2009, it had completed 18. Habitat families are carefully pre-screened to ensure they meet the three primary criteria for home ownership: a need for adequate housing, the ability to pay for the home and a willingness to partner with Habitat by completing a minimum of 300 hours of sweat equity labor. The newly constructed homes are sold with no profit added, using a 20-year, zero percent interest mortgage and the monthly payments consist of the base mortgage amount, plus prorated escrows for homeowners insurance, county taxes and city taxes. Habitat administers the mortgages and works with partner families over the course of the loan.Habitat MBC is supported by donations from churches, businesses and individuals.
Habitat for Humanity Milledgeville-Baldwin County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize, meaning Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
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