Homes is about building traditions so it makes sense that
we would want all families, regardless of economic status,
to be able to build lasting memories and traditions in their
own homes. This is why Lenox Homes recently joined with the
Golden Empire chapter of Habitat for Humanity to build a home
in Taft for a family in need.
Little About Habitat:
Habitat for Humanity breaks the cycle of poverty by building
simple, decent houses in partnership with low-income families.
Habitat is not a charity. Families contribute hundreds of
hours of “sweat equity” to the construction
of their homes and other Habitat projects. After completion
of a house, the family makes a one-percent down payment
as well as monthly mortgage payments. Habitat homes are
affordable to very low-income families because ours is a
no-profit, zero-interest mortgage. Mortgage payments are
used to build more homes.
homes are built using volunteer labor (skilled and unskilled)
and donated funds and materials. A local board of directors
from across the community oversees all work of Habitat for
Humanity-Golden Empire. Standing committees involve volunteers
in family selection, site selection and development, family
partnership, church relations, fund raising, public relations
and construction. New committee members are always welcome.
HFH-GE receives financial support, volunteer labor and in-kind
contributions from individuals, churches, businesses and
community organizations. HFH-GE is a tax-exempt California
nonprofit corporation, and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.