We are the Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity Affiliate, serving the Greater Las Cruces area in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. We have given a hand up (rather than a hand out) to 88 new home owners in our community and are building more homes each build year! (October-May).
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
What do we do?
We are working to make a difference in the lives of those living in substandard housing conditions in Mesilla Valley. Helping families get into good housing conditions is just a fraction of what we accomplish. We are also changing the outlook members of these families have on life.
A dual applicant family is required to invest at least 500 “sweat equity” hours into the construction of Habitat homes and other Habitat activities that are required to make the homes a reality.
The homes are then sold to the partner families through no-profit, no-interest mortgages. The house payments the families make are then “recycled” to build more homes for others in need.
Thousands of volunteer hours go into the building of a home. How about taking a few hours to join us in making a difference in Mesilla Valley? Learn More.