About Habitat for Humanity New River Valley
This Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has been in the works since 1987. We are part of Habitat for Humanity International, a global non-profit housing organization that seeks to provide proper housing by bringing the community together to build homes. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has served over 2 million families with the building of over 500,000 homes! What a blessing! We welcome all religions, races, and nationalities to take part in this global vision. Everyone can make a difference.
We believe in our slogan wholeheartedly: “Building Homes. Building Hope.” This site is equipped to reach out to those of you that may be seeking to apply for a Habitat Home, those of you that desire to volunteer, and for those of you that would like to donate to this affiliate.
Thank you for seeking out our NRV affiliate, and we hope that this can help us reach out to you and welcome you into the Habitat family.
Please feel free to contact us if you still are seeking out any other information. We are more than happy to help you with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When was Habitat founded?
Habitat for Humanity NRV was founded in 1987. We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which was founded in 1976. Fun facts: Millard Fuller founded Habitat, but President Jimmy Carter is our most famous volunteer.
How many homes has Habitat NRV built?
Since our affiliate was founded, we’ve built more than 40 houses! We are currently working on seven townhomes on Church Street.
Who is a Habitat home buyer?
Habitat home buyers have at least 2 years of steady income (income limits apply), managed debt, and either a credit score of 550 or two years of alternative payment histories. There is more information on our Home Buyer Program page.
What is Habitat NRV’s service area?
We serve Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski Counties and Radford City.
Who can shop at the ReStore in Christiansburg?
The public is welcome to shop at the ReStore! We sell new and gently-used home accessories, building materials, lighting and plumbing fixtures, furniture, tools, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Hours are Mon – Sat:, 10:00am to 5pm, Sun: CLOSED. Call 540-381-1155.
How is Habitat NRV funded?
We are funded by primarily by donors: individuals, organizations, businesses and churches who hope that everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. Net proceeds from the ReStore help pay for administrative costs so donor dollars may be spent directly on projects.
Will the ReStore pick up my donation?
The ReStore can pickup donations if you live in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and other select areas in the NRV. We cannot accept every donation. Go to our Pickups & Drop Off page to see a detailed list of what we can and cannot accept. We are mostly interested in unused home project items, gently-used furniture, appliances, doors, windows, unused contractor items, etc.
What if Habitat NRV can’t help someone?
Habitat NRV makes about a dozen referrals each week, helping our neighbors find solutions for problems besides housing. We have strong relationships with service providers in the New River Valley and surrounding areas, connecting people in need to key resources.