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Building Community:

We support the new Lafayette Comprehensive Plan and pledge to partner with urban core neighborhoods to renew and rebuild.

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What Will You Build?

Homes, communities, hope – Habitat builds all three, and we couldn’t do it without the hundreds of volunteers who support our work.

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Our Track Record:

Lafayette Habitat has built 100 homes in Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes, over the next two years we will build at least 20 more!

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Out of Reach:

A “very low-income” household earns 50% or less of their community’s median income—that’s less than $31,201 in Lafayette.

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Putting Home Ownership Within Reach:

Fair Market Rent for a two-bedroom unit in Lafayette is $772 or $1,013 for a three-bedroom. Our mortgages are typically less than $500/month.

10th largest builder

A Model That Works:

For the last 4 years Habitat has ranked in the top 10 on Builder Magazine’s “Builder 100” list, collectively partnering with 8,844 families in 2012.

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Capital, Not Charity:

Our Homeownership Program offers opportunities for tenants to become homeowners who build equity with each mortgage payment.


Partnerships in Progress

The path to homeownership is unique for every Habitat partner. The one thing they all share is that final step to their front door, when they turn the key in the lock and cross the threshold into their new home, knowing they’ve built safety and stability for a lifetime.

We invite you to meet our unique partners and follow their progress as they take one of the biggest steps of their lives.

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