Crisis Relief Available To Those Affected By COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Comal County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the McKenna Foundation and several other area non-profits to provide direct crisis assistance to Comal County families affected by COVID-19.
More information, including services, eligibility, how to access an appointment and necessary documentation can be found at www.comalcountycares.com or by calling (830) 606-9512.
Until this is gone, we're here.
Habitat's Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
We will continue to keep you updated with any changes being made here at Habitat. We have decided to adjust to the new social distancing standards. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone (830- 625-4025).
Hours of Operation:
Comal County Habitat for Humanity offices: available by appointment only. Please call (830) 387-6768 to schedule an appointment.
Comal County Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Tues. - Sat. 11 AM - 6 PM. Closed Sundays & Mondays.
Each event this month has been considered and will be changed:
March 26th: Big Give SA 2020 – The Big Give is rescheduled for September 10th, 2020.
March 28th Homebuyer Presentation – will be rescheduled. Dates to be announced.
April 2nd Homebuyer Presentation – will be rescheduled. Dates to be announced.
As you know, we are currently working on many critical projects and initiatives – building and repairing homes, closing on real estate projects and breaking ground on others! Each one of these small changes will be greatly changing our construction and project timelines. This disruption to our workflow will most certainly affect our fundraising. The families we seek to serve are already vulnerable; many of them in positions at the forefront of the crisis: health care workers, civil servants, service sector employees... those to whom a missed paycheck can mean catastrophe.
During this time, I ask that if you had intended to give to Habitat – if you intended to volunteer, to visit the ReStore, or to donate – that you show your support with a donation now, to keep us building a better community.
I need your help. If you know anyone you were considering to ask for a donation or partnership with Habitat – now is the time. We will need support in recovering and assisting our partner families in recovering from our current state.
We will keep you informed as new developments arise. Thank you for supporting Comal County Habitat.
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 builds 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 organization 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 44 homes as of Fall 2018 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 an affordable loan to Habitat. The community is responding to the needs of the less fortunate in donating land, building materials and funds.