Founded in 1993, Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, Inc. is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat is a globally recognized nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing organization that serves Schenectady County in upstate New York.
Habitat for Humanity acts as:
This unique model enables non-home owning, inner-city families earning 40% to 60% of the county's median income, the opportunity to own a new, simple, decent home for about the same monthly money as they would pay for a flat or apartment in the city.
Criteria for Partner Family Selection
In order to become successful home owners, selected Partner Families must demonstrate the following:
What Habitat Provides for Partner Families
Partner Family mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County which is used to build more houses. The Habitat for Humanity International web site contains more information on Habitat's history, mission, volunteer opportunities and contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.
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