Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Greater Volusia County has served the community for more than 30 years. In 1986, a small group of caring individuals, led by local attorney Bernard Strasser founded the organization that would become HFH of Greater Volusia County.
With the support of the faith, civic and business community, 175 families, including more than 400 children now have a safe and decent place to lay their head down at night.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry that believes in working with families and individuals towards solutions of their housing needs. Homeowner Candidates meet three main criteria: housing need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. They contribute hundreds of sweat equity hours towards their “down payment” and purchase the home from HFH of Greater Volusia at no profit. The Habitat for Humanity affiliate then provides a zero-interest mortgage to ensure affordability and sustainability for the life of the mortgage. All mortgage payments build equity for that homeowner and re used by HFH to help support the building of additional Habitat for Humanity homes.
As of May 2017, HFH of Greater Volusia County has completed 175 homes throughout their service area. As a recognized affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFH of Greater Volusia County faithfully tithes and in doing so has helped to support the building of an additional 175 homes somewhere else in the world. Habitat for Humanity works to build or restore affordable homes in partnership with people who present need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with the affiliate.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individuals, faith and corporate donors provide money and materials to build/restore HFH houses. As a non-profit volunteer agency we work in partnership with community congregations, cities, schools and universities, area businesses, and caring individuals. For our current calendar of volunteer opportunities click on the following link: Volunteer Schedule.
HFH of Greater Volusia County serves the communities of Daytona Beach, DeBary, Deltona, Enterprise, Holly Hill, Orange City, Ormond Beach, Osteen, Port Orange and South Daytona. .