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Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, Wilmington, Delaware

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Address: 1920 Hutton Street
Wilmington, Delaware  19802  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 2500
EIN: 51-0294138
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Mission Statement


To build affordable housing at no-profit through a combination of volunteer labor, 'sweat-equity' and no-interest mortgages. We act in partnership with the community as a diverse group, including individuals, partner families, faith groups, civic organizations, local schools and businesses. We reach out from Christian roots across denominational, faith, economic and racial lines to bring together people who are concerned for their neighbors. We strive to develop and empower individuals and communities through the construction of simple, decent homes.

Description


Currently, we are one of the largest Habitat affiliate in the Northeast region, of over 200+ Habitat affiliates from Delaware to Maine (in terms of housing production). We have built or renovated 168 homes since 1986; more than half of which have been completed in the last five years. In 2006, we achieved our vision to become a viable 'Community Builder' by building 20 homes with 20 local families in need. We plan to complete 20+ homes this year, and every year following, to reach another 100+ families in the community.

Currently, we are one of the largest Habitat affiliate in the Northeast region, of over 200+ Habitat affiliates from Delaware to Maine (in terms of housing production). We have built or renovated 168 homes since 1986; more than half of which have been completed in the last five years. In 2006, we achieved our vision to become a viable 'Community Builder' by building 20 homes with 20 local families in need. We plan to complete 20+ homes this year, and every year following, to reach another 100+ families in the community.

Mission Statement: To build affordable housing at no-profit through a combination of volunteer labor, 'sweat-equity' and no-interest mortgages. We act in partnership with the community as a diverse group, including individuals, partner families, faith groups, civic organizations, local schools and businesses. We reach out from Christian roots across denominational, faith, economic and racial lines to bring together people who are concerned for their neighbors. We strive to develop and empower individuals and communities through the construction of simple, decent homes.

Organizational Statement of Faith


All are welcome Habitat has an open-door policy: All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. We are driven by the desire to give tangible expression to the love of God through the work of eliminating poverty housing. Our mission and methods are predominantly derived from a few key theological concepts: •Putting faith into action Habitat's ministry is based on the conviction that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we must love and care for one another. Our love must not be words only— it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action. We bring diverse groups of people together to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone. •The economics of Jesus When we act in response to human need, giving what we have without seeking profit, we believe God magnifies the effects of our efforts. We refer to this perspective as "the economics of Jesus." Together, the donated labor of construction volunteers, the support of partner organizations and the homeowners' "sweat equity" make Habitat's house building possible. By sharing resources with those in need, Habitat volunteers and supporters have made decent, affordable housing a reality for more than 300,000 families worldwide. •The theology of the hammer Habitat is a partnership founded on common ground— bridging theological differences by putting love into action. Everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God's love. Habitat’s late founder, Millard Fuller, called this concept "the theology of the hammer." "We may disagree on all sorts of other things," said Fuller, "but we can agree on the idea of building homes with God's people in need, and in doing so using biblical economics: no profit and no interest." Habitat for Humanity welcomes all people to build with us in partnership. "The Bible teaches that God is the God of the whole crowd," explained Fuller. "God's love leaves nobody out, and my love should not either. This understanding drives 'the theology of the hammer' around the world, steadily building more and more houses in more and more countries."


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Non-denominational


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Habitat for Humanity


Program Type:


Housing Program

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No