WHAT WE DO
Our goal is to build 4-5 affordable new homes for low-income individuals who currently do not have adequate housing and are unable to obtain adequate financing through other conventional means; we provide a no interest mortgage. WE DO NOT GIVE HOUSES AWAY, we partner with applicants to assist them in building the “American Dream” of home ownership. This leads to a reduction in substandard housing, blight, and crime in neighborhoods.
All homeowners work hand-in-hand with volunteers to build their own homes, which are then sold to them on terms they can afford, based on the Biblical idea of no-profit, no-interest loans.
Applicants must attend credit counseling and home management classes. They also must contribute at least 350 hours of “sweat equity” – volunteer work on their own home or other projects. Applicants must be actively engaged with the organization by volunteering a minimum of 10 hours per month once approved. Upon moving into their new home volunteers must continue to engage with the organization by paying it forward to help provide opportunities to other families.
Our vision is to eliminate substandard housing in Shreveport-Bossier and build thriving neighborhoods.