House #48

Congratulations to Alicia Veal and family on the purchase of their new home.

Family Selection/Application Information

Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications through May 31, 2016 for those interested in applying for housing partnership. Habitat for Humanity offers a hand-up for those in need of decent, affordable housing by providing zero-interest, 20 year mortgages on new homes. Applicants must meet the initial criteria:

- Currently living in poverty or substandard conditions (e.g. inadequate heating or plumbing, leaky roofs, or overcrowding)
- Must have a steady income that is 30% to 70% of area median income ($15,360-$38,400)
- Must be willing to partner with Habitat by completing 300 hours of sweat equity, make a $600 down payment, attend Partnership & Family Focus classes
- Must be a resident of Etowah County for at least one year.

Application online at or by email: or mail by calling Habitat at (256) 543-1898. You may visit our office at 3644 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City between 9:00-5:00 M-F to pick up forms.

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Who We Are

Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization, that has been building simple, decent and affordable homes in Gadsden, AL, since 1996. Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity partners with volunteers and low income families to build affordable housing. The houses are sold to these families at no profit and with no interest.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, while individuals and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving fund for Humanity to purchase building materials for the construction of more houses.

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Job Posting

Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, Christian housing ministry, is seeking a Construction Manager to coordinate and direct all building activities, including materials procurement, subcontractors and site supervision. Must have strong technical and leadership skills, working knowledge of house construction, and management skills to work with both skilled and unskilled volunteers. Job is both challenging and rewarding because of partnership opportunities with Habitat families, volunteers, and the local community. Salary is negotiable based on experience; may be on contract basis per house. Send resume to: GEHFH, 3644 Rainbow Dr., Rainbow City, AL 35906 or Equal opportunity employer.