Why we serve
As a Christian Housing Ministry, we envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home, yet for thousands of families in the Lynchburg area, housing instability — increasing housing costs, frequent moves, and the threat of eviction or foreclosure — create stress, depression, and hopelessness. In the United States today, more than half of all adults are making tradeoffs to cover their rent and mortgage. This isn’t just giving up luxuries. They are having to decide between necessities and a decent place to live. They are taking a second job, cutting back on healthcare and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.
At Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity, we work with volunteers, donors and partners to rally around families within our community to help them build and own a home they can feel proud of and secure in. Families are able to get access to the resources, education, and skills they need to be independent, successful homeowners. We do not simply build houses. We build homes, communities, and hope!
In the spring of 1988, a group of concerned citizens met in a local church to discuss the lack of decent, affordable housing in Lynchburg. Three months later, Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity (GLHFH) was chartered as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The first GLHFH home was dedicated in January 1989 and the 300th home was dedicated in December 2017.
Thanks to the generosity and passion of local churches, businesses, and individuals, Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity continues to build affordable houses for families who need a hand up.
- More than 300 families with more than 600 children sheltered since 1988
- $525,000 in International Tithing to support Habitat Guatemala, Haiti, & Kyrgyzstan
- More than 220 local families have paid off their Habitat mortgage