Some Facts About
Habitat for Humanity Milledgeville–Baldwin County
- Milledgeville – Baldwin Habitat for Humanity (MBCHFH) has built 19 homes since 1994.
- Currently, MBCHFH is in the planning stages of building house #20 by Spring of 2023!!
- Our affiliate builds 3 – 4 bedroom homes with an average size of 1100 Square Feet.
- MBCHFH homeowners pay a combined total of more than $9,000 a year in property taxes.
- When we open the application process, families in need of decent shelter apply to our Habitat affiliate. Our selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to partner with Habitat, and their ability to repay the loan. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. Mortgage length varies is typically 20 years. Homeowners are required to invest hundreds of hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their own and other Habitat houses. Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.
- MBCHFH invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.
- MBCHFH has an active board of 10 community leaders representing a cross-section of Baldwin County's most committed citizens.
- Baldwin County has been selected as one of the 5 counties that will make up the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing 2022 Cohort! Our Milledgeville-Baldwin Habitat is excited to be a part of the GICH housing team. Over the next 3 years, we will be provided important information, facilitation, & networking opportunities designed to help develop a locally-driven housing plan for the community. Being recognized as a GICH community is a highly sought-after designation & provides important benefits to the community.
Habitat for Humanity International
- Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.
- In the United States, Habitat for Humanity’s work is accomplished at the community level by more than 1,500 affiliates – independent, locally run, nonprofit organizations.
- All U.S. Habitat affiliates are asked to “tithe” – give 10 percent of their contributions to fund house building work in other nations. Our Milledgeville-Baldwin affiliate is currently supporting Habitat in Nepal for the 2021-2022 year.
- Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has worked in partnership with families to build more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
- Habitat is the 11th largest home builder in the United States (according to 2009 Builder Magazine).
- Habitat is the 14th largest nonprofit organization in the United States (according to the 2008 Chronicle of Philanthropy study).
- Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.