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About Aggie Habitat
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Linda and Millard Fuller. Habitat seeks to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The Bryan/College Station Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International was chartered in 1989 along with the Texas A&M Campus Chapter. Through the work of both affluent and needy people, Habitat builds new relationships and a sense of community as well as new housing through family nurturing, community education, and construction projects.
Through volunteer labor, management, expertise, and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and repairs homes. Houses are sold at no profit to partner families, and no-interest mortgages are issued over a fixed period. Costs of homes differ relative to location, labor, land and materials. Homes in the Bryan/College Station Area cost about $59,500 on average.
Monthly mortgage payments of approximately $375 with 0% interest, including taxes and insurance, are repaid over 20 to 30 years and deposited into a revolving "Fund for Humanity" which supports the construction of more houses. Habitat is not a giveaway program, but is a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels. Each homeowner family is required to invest 400-500 hours of "sweat equity" into the construction of their home. 100 of these hours can be donated from friends and family of the homeowners.
This reduces the cost of the house, fosters pride of ownership among family members, and lays the foundation for the development of positive relationships with other people. Aggie Habitat for Humanity is the Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity International at Texas A&M University. A&M students, former students, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to volunteer and work on any Aggie Habitat project. For additional information, you may want to look at the answers to some Frequenty Asked Questions or visit Habitat for Humanity International's Myths and Facts of Habitat. You can also use the contact information found in the officers section of this website, or write or phone the international headquarters, campus chapter, or local affiliate.
Use the following links to learn about habitat.
Aggie Habitat, 125 Koldus Building
Mail Stop 1236 Slot 86, College Station, TX 77843
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