LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
A Fond Farewell:
Dr. Geraldine K. Chapman
On Sunday, December 3, we celebrated the life of our recently departed friend. She was an inspiration to all who met her, and we remember fondly all the time that she spent with us.
2000-2001: Mentor Avenue, Capitol Heights. Constructing two new single-family homes as part of
The House the Senate Built program.
2000-2001: Gunther Street, Capitol Heights. Complete renovation of house for Habitat family homeowners.
HOW DOES IT ALL WORK
Habitat for Humanity of Prince George's County, Maryland has been able to build simple, decent three bedroom houses for approximately $70,000 each. When sold at this price with a no-interest mortgage and a term of 30 years, this translates into a combined monthly payment (taxes and insurance included) of around $350.
Prince George's County HFH
4529 Rhode Is Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722
Upper Marlboro, Maryland:
Prince George's County HFH
14940 Main St
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Volunteer for PG Habitat
Volunteers are essential to PG Habitat and do a wide variety of work. All levels of skill are welcome, from beginner to expert. There are several areas of opportunity for volunteering, and we can always use your help:
Fill out this application and mail it to us.
- Providing food at the work site
- Organizing volunteers
- Site development
- Family selection
- Family nurturing
- Public relations
- Church relations
Browse these recent photos of volunteers.
Donate to PG Habitat
Donations in the form of
building supplies, and refurbishable homes help make the work of PG Habitat possible. Donations are tax deductible. A gift to Habitat is a sound investment with indefinite future returns.
What you give to Habitat is invested in the construction of houses. In the process, your investment grows because the final value of each Habitat house far exceeds the sum of the contributions that made the construction of the house possible. How?
Now that your invested contribution has grown, there's a second part that is even better. The house is sold to a family at cost, and Habitat for Humanity becomes the holder of a no-interest mortgage with a term that normally ranges from fifteen to thirty years.
- The site that the house is built on is often a gift from a corporation, individual, or government agency,
- Volunteers contribute the major portion of the labor used in construction of the house, and
- Significant amounts of the materials and supplies used for the house are provided in the form of contributions.
Over the period of the mortgage, your initial investment comes back to Habitat for Humanity in the form of mortgage payments and is then reinvested in the construction of more houses. The result is clear: your gift is recycled indefinitely in the construction of more houses, and more families are given the opportunity to become homeowners.
Contact us for more information, or send a check to
Habitat for Humanity, Prince George's County
Please make checks payable to Habitat for Humanity, Prince George's County.
P.O. Box 72
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Become a homeowner
Request an application by calling 301-779-1912
The Family Selection Committee accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Three basic criteria must be met by each applicant to be considered for a Habitat House:
- You must have a need.
- You must be willing to partner with Habitat for the duration of the home loan.
- You must have a way of repaying the no-interest loan.
Families are chosen for Habitat Houses based on references, credit history, and interviews. Housing need, family size, current living conditions, ability to repay the loan, and character are all also considered. Once selected, homeowners must work 500 hours of "sweat equity," which is considered the house's down payment.
Habitat conforms to federal law in its selection process, abiding by both the Fair Housing and Equal Credits Acts which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, welfare participation, or physical handicap.