Sept 19 - North Texas Giving Day
Sept 19 - North Texas Giving Day

Help fund a family’s home in one day!

You did it! Thank you!

More than $90K raised in One Day to fund Esther & Valeria’s new home!

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Goal: $90K in One Day!

Goal: $90K in One Day!

100%
Why Habitat?
Why Sept 19?
Meet the Family

Why Habitat?

Hand Up, Not a Handout

Habitat families build their homes, participate in financial education, and pay an affordable mortgage.

Building Strong
Families

Habitat families achieve long-term financial security and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Building Strong
Neighborhoods

Habitat families work with donors, volunteers, and community partners to build strong neighborhoods.

Your gift helps a family in need of a quality, affordable home.

With long-term financial security, families have more to spend on medicine, child care, education, and other essentials. Your support builds strong families and neighborhoods.

Our Approach Meet the Family

Our Approach

Trinity Habitat for Humanity partners with people in our community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

Affordable homeownership builds strong children, families, and neighborhoods.

Children

  • More likely to graduate from college
  • Less likely to be on welfare
  • Higher earners in adulthood

Families

  • More likely to join school PTA
  • Less likely to have substance abuse issues
  • Creating equity/wealth in their home

Neighborhoods

  • Decreased crime
  • Increased property values
  • Increased community pride and involvement

An influx of empowered homeowners revives a neighborhood. Trinity Habitat is proud to partner with the three neighborhoods in Fort Worth where we have already built over 60 new homes and plan to build at least 150 more.

Foundation for a Better Life

Trinity Habitat families:

  • Average 4 family members
  • Earn $29,105/year on average
  • Earn between 30-60% of Area Median Income
  • Pay a 0%-interest, 30-year mortgage
  • Pay on average $650/month for their mortgage
  • Invest 250 sweat equity hours

100% of your donation helps a family help themselves.*

You did it! Thank you!

More than $90K raised in One Day to fund Esther & Valeria’s new home!

Did you miss out? Want to help another family? Donate Now

Why Sept 19?

Donations Doubled

Every donation up to $45K will be matched by our generous matching sponsors.

Matching Sponsors

We are so grateful to three longtime supporters who are anonymously providing the funds for this matching challenge. Because of them and this dollar-for-dollar match, your donation goes even further on North Texas Giving Day! $50 becomes $100, $250 becomes $500, and $2,500 becomes $5,000!

Bonus Prizes

Thousands of dollars of bonus funds and prizes up for grabs. The more we raise on Sept 19, the more we receive.

Bonus Funds

Our One Day, One Home campaign coincides with North Texas Giving Day where thousands of dollars in bonus funds and prizes is up for grabs. The more Trinity Habitat raises through the North Texas Giving Day website on September 19, the more bonus funds and prizes we are eligible for.

Starting September 9, you can follow the links on this webpage to schedule a donation (or make a donation) on the North Texas Giving Day website.

North Texas Giving Day is Communities Foundation of Texas’ annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits that is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course you!

North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to help build awareness and support for nonprofits in the North Texas region.

Since 2009, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $180 million, for over 2,500 local nonprofits, into the North Texas Community. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,723 nonprofits. Trinity Habitat is proud to partner with the Communities Foundation of North Texas for North Texas Giving Day!

North TX Pride

Join together with donors all across North Texas supporting North Texas nonprofits for North Texas Giving Day!

You did it! Thank you!

More than $90K raised in One Day to fund Esther & Valeria’s new home!

Did you miss out? Want to help another family? Donate Now

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“I am very grateful for the volunteers and donors who are helping build my home. Thank you!” -Esther Becerra

Meet The Becerra Family

Esther lives in a small apartment and shares the bedroom with her eight-year-old daughter, Valeria. With neighbors constantly changing, Esther has never felt safe there.
Esther has worked as a food packer for more than four years. Despite her hard work, she has never been able to afford a quality, stable home to raise Valeria in.
Esther is investing 250 sweat equity hours helping build her neighbors’ homes, going to financial education classes, and volunteering in Como. She has already met some of her Como neighbors.
With your help, the Becerra Family’s Habitat home will be built in the Como neighborhood, where Trinity Habitat has already built 57 new homes.

Built Strong. Built with Love.

  • Built by Habitat families and volunteers
  • Quality materials used, many of which are donated
  • Energy Star = lower utility bills
  • Built to Fortified Gold standards to withstand high wind and hail
  • Includes appliances donated by Whirlpool
  • Construction funded by donors and sponsors
  • Families pay an affordable mortgage to help us build more homes
  • Families can choose from our selection of paint colors, laminate flooring, and vinyl counter tops
How Families Qualify

How Families Qualify

To qualify for a Habitat home, a family (or individual) must have the following:

  1. Need for Shelter
  2. Ability to Pay
  3. Willingness to Partner

>Need for Shelter

To qualify to purchase a Habitat home, potential homebuyers must not currently own a home.

Other examples that show a need:

  • Pay more than 30% of your monthly income for housing expenses
  • Live in an overcrowded situation,
  • Live in a home with structural, electrical and plumbing problems, no heat, etc.)

Ability to Pay

In evaluating a potential homebuyer’s financial situation, consider the following statements.

  • Applicants must demonstrate stable and consistent residence (with paying rent) for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Applicants will be asked to provide paperwork and references that will verify ability to (a) make house payments of $550-$650 per month, (b) make utility payments, and (c) budget for home maintenance and repair (inside and outside).
  • Applicants must have stable and consistent employment for a minimum of 12 months with a maximum $40,000 annual household income.
  • Applicants’ credit history will be evaluated to verify that (a) they have no judgments on their credit report, (b) they have no outstanding child support owed, (c) any bankruptcies and charge-offs have been resolved for 3 years, (d) any repossessions and foreclosures have been resolved for 2 years, (e) they have no apartment collections, and (f) they have no delinquent student loans.
  • In addition, all applicants must pass OFAC and criminal background checks.

*Borrower and/or Co-Borrower, and any dependents under the age of 18 will be considered in the Family Size. Only Borrower and Co-Borrower’s income will be considered.

Willingness to Partner

Habitat is unique in how we build houses. We do not charge interest nor do we make a profit. We are able to cut our expenses by working with sponsors to provide money to enable us to build each house and then work with volunteers to provide the labor. Of course, our volunteers work under the supervision of our construction staff. In addition, we do not require families to make a down payment on their new home. Most mortgage companies will require a 3%-5% down payment.

The only thing a Habitat homeowner MUST pay prior to taking ownership of their home is the first year’s insurance premium and taxes. With the recent increase in taxes and insurance in the state of Texas, that pre-pay amount is averaging $1,200.

Because we go to great lengths to make homeownership affordable, one of the things we ask of our Habitat families (homebuyers) is that they commit to work 250 hours of sweat equity. The sweat equity allows homebuyers to work alongside sponsors, volunteers, staff and other homebuyers in the building of other homes, getting involved in their new community, as well as education classes to prepare for homeownership.

We ask potential homebuyers to consider the following questions:

  • Are you willing to provide the required documentation and information in a timely manner.
  • Are you willing to demonstrate willingness to complete 250 hours of sweat equity.

One Day = One Home

Frequently Asked Questions

If the Habitat family pays for the house, why do you also raise funds for it?

Trinity Habitat for Humanity is not a traditional mortgage company. Our Habitat families pay a 0%-interest, 30-year mortgage, invest 250 sweat equity hours in place of a down payment, and pay their first year’s insurance premium and taxes.

For the long term stability of our program, we ensure houses are fully funded by sponsors, donors, and in-kind donations prior to families moving in. When Habitat families make their mortgage payments, averaging about $550/month, those payments are cycled back into our programs to help even more families experience the benefits of affordable homeownership.

How do families qualify for a Habitat home?

To qualify for a Habitat home, a family (or individual) must have the following:

  1. Need for Shelter
  2. Ability to Pay
  3. Willingness to Partner

Need for Shelter
To qualify to purchase a Habitat home, potential homebuyers must not currently own a home.

Other examples that show a need:

  • Pay more than 30% of your monthly income for housing expenses
  • Live in an overcrowded situation,
  • Live in a home with structural, electrical and plumbing problems, no heat, etc.)

Ability to Pay
In evaluating a potential homebuyer’s financial situation, consider the following statements.

  • Applicants must demonstrate stable and consistent residence (with paying rent) for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Applicants will be asked to provide paperwork and references that will verify ability to (a) make house payments of $550-$650 per month, (b) make utility payments, and (c) budget for home maintenance and repair (inside and outside).
  • Applicants must have stable and consistent employment for a minimum of 12 months with a maximum $40,000 annual household income.
  • Applicants’ credit history will be evaluated to verify that (a) they have no judgments on their credit report, (b) they have no outstanding child support owed, (c) any bankruptcies and charge-offs have been resolved for 3 years, (d) any repossessions and foreclosures have been resolved for 2 years, (e) they have no apartment collections, and (f) they have no delinquent student loans.
  • In addition, all applicants must pass OFAC and criminal background checks.

*Borrower and/or Co-Borrower, and any dependents under the age of 18 will be considered in the Family Size. Only Borrower and Co-Borrower’s income will be considered.

Willingness to Partner
Habitat is unique in how we build houses. We do not charge interest nor do we make a profit. We are able to cut our expenses by working with sponsors to provide money to enable us to build each house and then work with volunteers to provide the labor. Of course, our volunteers work under the supervision of our construction staff. In addition, we do not require families to make a down payment on their new home. Most mortgage companies will require a 3%-5% down payment.

The only thing a Habitat homeowner MUST pay prior to taking ownership of their home is the first year’s insurance premium and taxes. With the recent increase in taxes and insurance in the state of Texas, that pre-pay amount is averaging $1,200.

Because we go to great lengths to make homeownership affordable, one of the things we ask of our Habitat families (homebuyers) is that they commit to work 250 hours of sweat equity. The sweat equity allows homebuyers to work alongside sponsors, volunteers, staff and other homebuyers in the building of other homes, getting involved in their new community, as well as education classes to prepare for homeownership.

We ask potential homebuyers to consider the following questions:

  • Are you willing to provide the required documentation and information in a timely manner.
  • Are you willing to demonstrate willingness to complete 250 hours of sweat equity.

Can I volunteer to help build a Habitat home?

Absolutely!  We would love to have you join us on a build site! A major part of how we are able to build homes affordably is with volunteer labor. You don’t have to have any construction experience, because our friendly construction leaders will teach you everything you need to know. You can come out as an individual and meet new friends or with a group for a meaningful team-building experience. You can learn more and sign up at TrinityHabitat.org/volunteer/build.

Our sponsors have first choice of build days. If your company our organization is interested in sponsorship, you can learn more at TrinityHabitat.org/give/sponsors.

Where will this families home be built?

Esther and Valeria’s Habitat home will be built in the Como neighborhood, where Trinity Habitat has already built 57 new homes and plans to build up to 90.

Trinity Habitat has partnered with three neighborhoods in Tarrant County, including Como, because an influx of empowered homeowners revives neighborhoods. In addition to building new Habitat homes, Trinity Habitat identifies homeowners in our partner neighborhoods that we can assist with exterior rehabs. With the combination of our new construction and rehabs, the transformation occurring in these neighborhoods is dramatic, and we invite you to be a part of it as a donor and volunteer!

How does my company or organization become a sponsor?

We partner with companies, faith groups, and other community organizations to build strong families and neighborhoods. We would love for your team to join us!

A Win-Win
Habitat families benefit from your generosity, and your organization can benefit from linking itself to one of the most recognized brands, Habitat for Humanity.

Your sponsorship helps families in need of a quality, affordable home. With long-term financial security, families have more to spend on medicine, child care, education, and other essentials. Your support builds strong families and neighborhoods.

You can learn more by visiting TrinityHabitat.org/give/sponsors or by contacting a Sponsor Relations Manager:

Sandra Houston
Sponsor Relations Manager
Corporations
(817) 926-9219 x127
Sandra.Houston@TrinityHabitat.org

Lauren Calzada
Sponsor Relations Manager
Faith Groups
(817) 926-9219 x124
Lauren.Calzada@TrinityHabitat.org

Why are you raising funds only on this one day?

We actually accept donations 365 days a year. However, September 20 happens to be North Texas Giving Day, which is the Communities Foundation of Texas’ annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits. North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to help build awareness and support for nonprofits in the North Texas region.

We’ve created our One Day, One Home campaign to coincides with North Texas Giving Day. In addition to the extra promotion surrounding North Texas Giving, there are also two extra benefits: 1) Matching Sponsors and 2) Bonus Funds & Prizes.

Matching Sponsor
Our Matching Sponsors have generously committed matching funds to help other donors’ dollars go further for our special One Day, One Home campaign. Your $25 donation on September 19 will be $50 when matched.

Bonus Funds & Prizes
Thousands of dollars of bonus funds and prizes are up for grabs from the Communities Foundation of Texas on North Texas Giving Day. The more Trinity Habitat raises through the North Texas Giving Day website on September 19, the more we’re eligible to receive. Thank you for making a donation to help increase our bonus funds and prizes!

Since 2009, Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $180 million, for over 2,500 local nonprofits, into the North Texas Community. In 2017, $39 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,723 nonprofits. Trinity Habitat is proud to partner with the Communities Foundation of North Texas for North Texas Giving Day!

Starting September 9, you can follow the links on this webpage to schedule a donation (or make a donation) on the North Texas Giving Day website.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation. A donation receipt will be sent to you by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes