The Habitat for Humanity model first began in Americus, Georgia in 1976 through the innovative vision of Millard Fuller and wife, Linda. Today, Habitat has built more than 250,000 homes around the world, providing more than one million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte began in 1983 through the committed service and vision of seven area churches. Observing a dire need for adequate, affordable housing for the areas low-income families, the churches created a non-profit group. The group, modeled after Habitat for Humanity in Americus, was dedicated to building and financing homes that low-income residents could afford through zero-interest, no profit mortgages.
Since 1983, our affiliate has been enabling working-class families to help themselves become homeowners. To date, over 800 families have been able to realize their dream of homeownership.
Light of Christ partners with Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the church firstname.lastname@example.org