"If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you,
help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live
among you. Do not take interest of any kind from him, but fear your God, so that
your country man many continue to live among you." Leviticus 25:35-37
Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity in Victoria, Tx is a non-profit Christian ecumenical
housing ministry that builds quality, low cost homes in partnership with low-income
families and the Victoria community. The mission statement of Golden Crescent Habitat
for Humanity is about bringing people together to not only build homes, but each
"Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat
for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope."
Volunteers build the houses, which are funded by donations from foundations,
corporations, local businesses and individuals. Qualifying
families purchase their homes at cost and pay the purchase price back over a 30-year
period with no interest. These monthly payments create a sustainable funding source
and are recycled into building more homes for other needy families. Partner Families
are required to work 300 hours of "Sweat Equity" per adult, 80 hours of which must
be expended on their own house.
The homes built by Habitat families and volunteers are simple, decent single family
homes. They vary from 900 to 1,300 square feet, depending on family size. They have
central heat and air conditioning and yards for the families to enjoy. Each house
costs about $78,000 and monthly payments are approximately $420, including taxes
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together
to build homes, communities and hope.
Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that
everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work,
regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions
that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters
from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless
of race or religion. For additional information, please see the Habitat for Humanity
International website for additional information.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates
around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent,
affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer.