REALTORS® partner with the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity

Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 4:51pm.

Habitat for Humanity and ReStore of Greater Albuquerque

As part of our mission to create adequate housing, develop functioning cities and preserving a healthful environment in Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrence Counties, the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® has joined forces with the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity.

Our work with property owners, sellers and buyers in the region makes the partnership a perfect fit.

Not only can our Realtors help with Habitat for Humanity builds, they can also help fundraise by raising awareness with their associates and clients to donate to ReStore – a special thrift store where the public can both donate or shop to help.

Habitat for Humanity and ReStore are also our website content partnership, helping us with many of the DIY projects that we share with you.

About Habitat for Humanity / ReStore

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity seeks to build lives as well as houses.  Through the houses we build, hope is restored and lives are changed as the cycle of need is broken.

How we build is just as important as what we build.  Habitat houses are built with a contribution of five hundred hours of “sweat equity”, labor on the part of the Partner Families.

By investing themselves in the building process, Partner Families gain self-reliance, self-esteem and new skills. By investing time, money, materials, and their expertise, Habitat volunteers, donors, organizations, businesses and professional trades gain new relationships, which extend far beyond the immediate impact. Habitat brings together people from all walks of life, with varied skills and economic backgrounds to achieve a common goal of service to others. Click here to learn more about the charity and how you can help.

Are you – or do you know someone – interested in becoming a Habitat Partner Family?

Selected families who are successful in completing the requirements will receive a no-interest mortgage on a house built to accommodate their family size and budget.

The sales of Habitat houses to Partner Families is structured to give Habitat a First Right of Refusal to buy, this assures continued affordability of these homes beyond the first owner.  The down payments and monthly mortgage payments are reinvested and used to build more houses through a revolving fund.  In this way, we can ensure that Habitat homes will continue to meet the need for affordable housing in the Greater Albuquerque area. Click here to learn about applying for a home.