What does Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Louisiana do?

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and supplies HFHNWLA builds simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income families.


How much does a HFHNWLA house cost?

It costs approximately $50,000 to build each habitat home.

 

Can low-income families afford a Habitat home?

Habitat houses are affordable for low-income families because there is no profit and no interest included in the sale of the house. Mortgage length varies from 15 to 20 years.

 

How does the Housing Program work?

Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners must invest hundreds of hours of their own labor "sweat equity" into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.

 

How do I apply for a Habitat Home?

HFHNWLA can send you an application by mail or by fax just by calling 318-868-8040 or you can download an application from this website. Please make sure you include all supplemental information needed.

 

How do I volunteer to work on a Habitat home?

You can sign up as a volunteer by calling the Habitat office at 318-868-8040 or you can contact the volunteer coordinator by e-mail at volunteercoordinator@nwlahabitat.org.

 

How can I donate money or materials?

If you would like to donate materials please call the Habitat office at 318-868-8040 and we will make arrangements to pick up the materials from you. If you would like to make a financial donation, you can contribute using a credit card by clicking over to the donate page on this website. If you would like to donate by check or money order please send it to the following address:

Habitat for Humanity of NW Louisiana
106 E. Kings Hwy #206
Shreveport, LA 71104

                   

Myths

  

HFHNWLA only builds houses. Once the house is built the homeowner is on their own.

FALSE: Homeowners that receive a home through Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Louisiana are never alone. Homeowner’s have a one–on-one relationship with us and can come into the office or call anytime that they have a question or concern. This relationship lasts from the application process through the life of the mortgage and beyond.

 

All building materials are donated to HFHNWLA for each house built.

FALSE: HFHNWLA tries to get some building materials donated for each house built. However, HFHNWLA pays for most of the building materials put into each home.

 

Donations given to  HFHNWLA  is not used for local building but is sent to International to be used for builds in other communities.

FALSE: 90 percent of the money that is given to Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Louisiana by donors stays here in the community to help build houses for citizens in our community. Only 10% of undesignated funds is tithed to Habitat International.

 

HFHNWLA homeowners are given a house at no cost.

FALSE: Homeowners that receive a home through Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Louisiana pay a 0% interst mortgage to HFHNWLA for a period of 15, 18 or 20 years.

 

 

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