- What does Habitat for Humanity do?
- How can I get involved?
- If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
- Are Habitat houses free?
- How are homeowners selected?
- If I am under 18 years old, can I still volunteer?
What does Habitat for Humanity do?
Habitat for Humanity builds simple, affordable homes with and for families, couples and individuals in need of housing.
How can I get involved?
Habitat is funded entirely by donations and staffed largely with volunteers. We are always in need of individuals willing to pitch in to help a neighbor in need. Visit our How You Can Help section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.
If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
Administrative costs are covered by the Habitat Store revenue so that 100% of cash donations can be used to build homes.
All contributions are used where most needed, for construction materials, building permits, subcontractor fees or other construction expenses.
Are Habitat houses free?
No. In addition to the hundreds of hours of sweat equity that homeowners put into the building of their homes, they purchase their homes through a USDA Direct Loan at up to 5.5% interest.
How are homeowners selected?
Families, couples or individuals in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates. The Homeowner Selection Committee assesses each applicant's level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay a low-interest mortgage loan. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing who receives a Habitat home; however, applicants must be residents of Clallam County for at least one year.
If I am under 18 years old, can I still volunteer?
Yes, you cetainly may voluteer with Habitat Clallam. Youths 15 years old and younger are viewed on a case-by- case basis. Youths 16-18 years old just need a parent's written permission. Please look over our Volunteer Agreeement, Release and Waiver of Liability for details.