every home

is a building block.

Mission

Beaches Habitat for Humanity is your local Habitat, one of a network of locally operated nonprofits. You'll find Habitat hard at work in your community making affordable housing available for those who need it. 

Impact

Why homeownership? Owning a home is more than just an affordable mortgage.

Financials

We take our responsibility to our contributors seriously. Therefore, we want you to understand how we are using what you have generously given.

Our Team

Beaches Habitat is a team of many. From our Board of Directors to our program volunteers, we are a dedicated and diverse group. Above all, we take care of one another so we can better serve our community. Let us introduce you to some of our key players!

News and Events

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization. We work in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in about 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.

Learn more at habitat.org

How does Habitat for Humanity help people?

People in your community and all over the world partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

How does Habitat for Humanity homeownership work?

Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity.

Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:

  • The applicant’s level of need.
  • Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
  • Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.

As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection.

Visit our Get Help page to learn more.

Does a Habitat home next door negatively impact my property value?

No. Habitat has changed their pricing policy and all homes are sold at Fair Market Value, which is determined by an independent appraisal.

What is Beaches Habitat for Humanity's relationship to Habit for Humanity International?

Beaches Habitat for Humanity is a local Habitat for Humanity organization, or affiliate, serving the Jacksonville Beaches community.

Habitat for Humanity affiliates act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International.

Each Habitat affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area.

How do I become a volunteer?

There are many ways to volunteer. Visit Get Involved to learn how to:

  • Volunteer to build a home;
  • Build relationships with your co-workers, congregation or friends through a group build day on our construction site;
  • Volunteer long term through internships and National Service;
  • and more...

Does Beaches Habitat accept donations?

Yes! Gifts in many forms will help families build a place they can call home. Visit Support to learn more about how you can invest in the mission and vision of Beaches Habitat.

Many local Habitats have home improvement stores called Habitat ReStores, which sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture and appliances to the public. Beaches Habitat does not have a Restore. That means that we have limits on accepting donations of material and building supplies, but we encourage you to  find a local Habitat ReStore.

How does Habitat work with the government?

Habitat for Humanity works to change laws and shape policies that affect access to housing. Therefore, we talk to legislators and housing regulators to encourage support for affordable homeownership.

In addition, Habitat encourages supporters to take action when public policies impact housing, and community and international development.

Habitat does sometime accepts government funds. However, we only accept funds when they align with our principles and do not limit our ability to proclaim our Christian identity.

Learn more about Habitat's advocacy efforts.

Is Habitat for Humanity a Christian organization?

Yes, we are rooted in Christian values. However, we do not discriminate. Our programs are inclusive of homeowners, volunteers and supporters of all kinds and from many backgrounds.

Learn more about Habitat’s history.