Building homes, building families and building neighborhoods since 1987
Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International. The local affiliate is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with nine standing committees. Our staff consists of an Executive Director, Operations Manager, part-time Administrative Assistant, Construction Manager, Neighborhood Revialization Coordinator, Americorps Family Selection & Volunteer Coordinator, and five ReStore employees.
We opened the first Habitat ReStore on the Delmarva Peninsula in November 2005, on Shiloh Street in Salisbury. In 2009 we relocated our affiliate office and ReStore to 908 W. Isabella Street. The ReStore accepts donations of new an gently used building materials and major appliances, and offers those items for sale for 10 - 50% of original retail value. Net profits from the ReStore pay salaries, office operations, and overhead so that all donations and mortgage payments can be used to build Habitat homes.
In collaboration with other organizations and unending community support, we work to eliminate substandard housing by providing simple, decent homes for families in need.
By providing a hand-up rather than a hand-out. Habitat helps families realize their dream of owning a home. Families who qualify are able to experience homeownership through a committment of sweat equity, a 30-year no interest mortgage and the expectation that they will continue to support other Habitat projects.
Funds needed to build the houses come from mortgage payments, individual and business donations , and charitable foundations within Wicomico County. We also host events, such as Chefs for Habitat to raise funds. Properties are acquired through donations, purchases from landowners or an agreement with local government, often with the aid of government grants.
Except for the masonary work, plumbing, electrical and second story roofs, Habitat houses are built with volunteers working along side the Habitat Partner Families. About 2000 hours go into every Habitat home.
908 W. Isabella Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Affiliate Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri.: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed. -Fri.: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat.: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Of the estimated 11,000 rental households in Wicomico County, 45%--almost half--are unable to afford the fair market rent.
Source: "Out of Reach 2006", National Low Income Housing Coalition