Habitat for Humanity Ministry works to give a hand-up (not a hand-out) to a hardworking family in need of a decent, affordable home by providing the sponsorship, funds, and volunteers to actually help a family build their new home. The family purchases the home for a fair price secured by a no-interest, no-profit mortgage.
This Ministry raises funds for the construction cost of a Habitat House and enlists volunteers for the construction, telephoning, providing snacks/drinks/meals for the construction volunteers, and parish volunteers to pray for the project's success and the construction volunteers' safety.
Everyone can play a role and view with pride the progress of the house being built and then see the finished home and a happy family. Habitat selects the family for Humanity of San Antonio after a rigorous process, which helps ensure that the family can afford the home's mortgage and upkeep. Volunteer opportunity activities range from a few minutes to a day or more at the construction site.