Who Is HFH?
Who is HFH?
HFH International (HFHI) was started in 1965.
The Sylacauga Area HFH was started by Dick Werling of Sylacauga in August 1997.
HFH is built on the biblical principles of obeying God, loving one another and caring for the less fortunate.
The Syl Area HFH has completed 12 homes in Sylacauga as of the end of 2016.
The Syl Area HFH money comes from grants, donations and fund-raisers.
10% of all monies raised by the Syl Area HFH is tithed to the HFHI. This money is used to build houses in other countries.
Qualifications can be found on applications which are only accepted when we are ready to begin the next home. Applicants must be living in the Sylacauga or Childersburg area (all Sylacauga & Childersburg telephone exchanges) currently and for the previous 2 years. Applicants must have a minimum steady income of 30% of the median income in their community and have a current housing need (overcrowding, leaking roof, poor plumbing, etc.)
With permission, HFH will verify employment and other income, verify checking and savings account balances, get references from current and/or previous landlords, have a credit check performed and ask for credit references.
Persons approved for a home are required to join programs for budgeting, home repairs, etc. and are required to work 200 hours of sweat equity.
What is the Cost of a HFH Home?
Syl Area HFH homes are sold at cost with no interest rate. Habitat house payments include all taxes, insurance and termite bond. The house payment is used to build more houses.
Participation can be Groups or Individuals
Youth under the age of 16 are not allowed to work on construction site in accordance with the U. S. Child Labor Laws
Skilled and unskilled labor is needed
Skilled includes: plumbers, electricians, roofers, sheet rock installers, etc
Unskilled includes: cleanup, landscaping, painting, general labor and providing lunches, snacks, drinks, etc.
Volunteers will be assigned jobs by the site manager
Volunteers will not be endangered by assigning them to hazardous jobs or jobs they are uncomfortable with doing.
Normal hours to work on the homes will be Monday through Friday, 7AM – 4PM. Hours may change due to rain, building material issues, etc.
Workers will only work a Saturday when that is the only time a specific skilled job can be done or if enough Volunteers request a Saturday work day.
Volunteers do not have to schedule a time to work. Just show up anytime work is being performed.
A Volunteer Coordinator will be assigned to anyone providing food/drinks to jobsite workers.