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Programs & Services

What We Do

Habitat for Humanity offers programs and services beyond local volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Volunteer Trips

    Volunteer abroad or travel to various build sites around the U.S.

  • Special Volunteer Opportunities

    Take advantage of our youth programs, renovate existing homes through painting and landscaping or build homes specifically for veterans.

  • Service Opportunities

    Individuals 18 and up can serve up to a year in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Learn more about all the programs and services Habitat for Humanity has to offer.

Build Houses

SIMPLE, DECENT AND AFFORDABLE.

Habitat for Humanity houses around the world are built according to the same guiding principles:

Simple:  Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.

Decent:  Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.

Affordable:  The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

Construction

 

West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, Inc. would like to invite everyone to join on our construction team, where you get to be hands on building homes and changing lives.

Construction days are:

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

No experience is necessary!

Activities include: Framing, Drywall, Trim, Painting, Landscaping, Site-Cleanup and more.

For safety reasons, children under the age of 16 are not allowed on the construction site. We require one adult parent and guardian for every 4 children under the age of 18 on the construction site.

RESTORE

The ReStore thrift store is your one stop shop for all things home related. Fueled by the mission of providing everyone with a decent place to live the ReStore operates on a donation basis from the community and is always in need of dedicated volunteers to assist with day-to-day activities. The proceeds from your donations go directly back into our local community, allowing us to continuously provide affordable housing and repairs.

 

Habitat Community Garden

Local and on site our garden is also a nursery. We have a passion for community gardening and we are part of FarmNet, an urban farming cooperative aiming to provide produce to the local community. We grow and sell fresh pesticide free organic produce, seedlings and plants.   

Do you have a green thumb?  Come volunteer in our garden.

Volunteers are always needed in the garden on Monday – Saturday,  9:00 am-2:00 pm.

Volunteers in the garden will assist with planting produce, seedlings and trees in addition to volunteering at events in our local community.

Home Ownership Program

If you, your family or someone you know, is in need of decent affordable housing, please contact West Pasco Habitat for Humanity to apply. We will gladly walk you through the application process and provide information on the availability, size and cost of Habitat homes in West Pasco.

Prospective homeowners qualify for the Homeownership program based on need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with West Pasco Habitat.

Need: There must be need in their housing situation.

For example: unsafe neighborhood, unsanitary conditions, children of different sex sharing a bedroom, leaking roof or windows, rent of more than 30% of their income or other problematic factors.

Ability to pay: West Pasco Habitat for Humanity does not just give homes to people. We sell the houses to our prospective homeowners at an affordable monthly rate while we hold the mortgage ourselves. The payment of our houses cannot be more than 30% of the household income. It is required for all prospective homeowners to attend a Financial Workshop.

Willingness to partner: Each adult within the household must complete 200 sweat equity hours. Meaning they work as a Habitat volunteer for 200 hours, a minimum of 50 hours on their own home and the remaining 150 either in the garden, ReStore, other construction sites or in the administrative office before they can close on their home

Roof, Ramps and Repairs

While we strive to provide everyone with a decent place to live we also believe in improving the owner-occupied homes in our community. Florida is unforgiving when it comes to weather related damage and West Pasco is no stranger to its aftermath. From minor repairs to critical damage repair our program was designed to provide the ability to repair or improve your home with a loan you can afford.

Along with making your home a safer environment, improving your home can give you a greater sense of security, increase your property value and helps make West Pasco a better place to call home.

Those interested or in need of a home repair qualify based on the need of repair, ability to pay and willingness to partner.

Need: critical home repair with no other means to make repairs to their homes due to income limitations, physical disability or lack of skilled training.   

For example, you need a repair to your roof, you are disabled and need a ramp, air conditioning, plumbing, replacing windows, etc.

Ability to pay: We believe that our organization is a hand up and not a hand out. Our loans are designed to give those who would normally not qualify for a loan the opportunity to qualify.

Willingness to partner: Each adult within the household must complete 8 sweat equity hours. Meaning they work as a Habitat volunteer in the garden, ReStore, other construction sites or in the administrative office before they receive their home repair.

Program Applications

Applications for Homeownership and Roofs, Ramps and Repairs are always being accepted

For more information please contact Kathy McMillion, Family Services Coordinator, at 727-859-9038 or k.mcmillion@wphabitat.com.

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