for Humanity of Suffolk is an independently operated affiliate of
Habitat for Humanity International, which began in 1976. Habitat for
Humanity International (HFHI) is an ecumenical Christian partnership of
concerned people working together with people who live in substandard
housing or who cannot find adequate housing at a price they can
afford.HFHI has built over 250,000 houses in over 3000 communities
world-wide providing homes for over 1,000,000 people.
Suffolk’s goal is to build an average of 12-15 houses
annually, building for as long as needed to make sure every family in
Suffolk County has a simple, decent and affordable place to live and
call home. Individuals,churches, synagogues, community groups,
students, and business/corporations make up the majority of funding for
materials,with federal, county and local township grants primarily for
land acquisition and infrastructure expenses.
Volunteers come from all
walks of life and may or may not have any building
experience.Volunteers on site projects are supervised by
Habitat for Humanity
Suffolk is able to produce houses for approximately$100,000
each. We issue a no-profit, no interest mortgage on each
home. The homeowner pays approximately $800-950 a month (depending on
the township) including mortgage, taxes and insurance. Each
homeowner agrees to contribute 270 hours of building time (sweat
equity) on his or her own home and other Habitat homes, to complete
educational classes, and to perform community service as the
down-payment on their new home.
for Humanity of Suffolk opened the doors to it's ReStore to the public
on September 04, 2002. The ReStore's first "tag sale"
response from shoppers was overwhelmingly positive. People commented
that shopping the cozy, but well organized store is pleasant experience
and that they are pleasantly surprised by the quality of merchandise
and great bargains to be found there.
is the first ReStore on Long Island, and everyone is anticipating that
it will be a great success, not only in raising money for building
homes, but also providing low cost home improvement materials forpeople
in our community and taking perfectly good items out of the waste
stream and putting them to good use.
of the items in ReStore are new, and sell for 66% off of the retail
price. Not surprising, considering that ReStore shoppers can buy these
costly and useful items for one third of their original prices.
accepts donations of either new or very gently used building
materials& supplies, appliances. These items are then sold to
the general public usually at a 66% discount of the retail price.
tax-deductible donation to ReStore reduces overload at local
landfills,saves costly pickup and tipping fees, relieves you the hassle
of selling the items yourself all while helping Habitat for Humanity
build houses for those in Suffolk County in need of affordable housing.
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