Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Figures from the 2013 Census show that the median rent in the United States is now $900/month. Nationwide, homeowners average $1,492/month for housing costs, including principal, taxes, insurance, maintenance and utilities.
These costs are even more alarming when you consider that nationally, close to 30 percent of all US families earn $25,000 per year or less. The median value of a home in the US has risen to over $120,000. The Census also reports that a staggering 18 percent of renters nationwide pay more than 50 percent of their income for housing, and that the number of people paying more than 35 percent of their income for housing (in other words, living in unaffordable housing) went up 68 percent between 1990 and 2000.
This Comal County affiliate provides housing at a total cost that is $300 -$700 per month, and building homes valued at less than half of the national average. Comal County Habitat is performing a much needed service. The need for our work will only increase as housing prices continue to creep, and sometimes leap, higher.
Comal County Habitat for Humanity was incorporated in the state of Texas as a non-profit corporation on July 28, 1993. It is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under group exemption and assigned number 8545.
We have built 40 homes as of Fall 2016 in Comal County all with donated funds, labor and materials. Habitat homes are not subsidized homes or promoted under any federal program. Comal County Habitat for Humanity initially holds the mortgages for completed homes. All homeowners pay a no-interest loan to Habitat. The community is responding to the needs of the less fortunate in donating land, building materials and funds.