Founded in 1999, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC), a non-profit Christian ministry, brings communities and people together to create and sustain home ownership opportunities in Williamson County. Families selected for Habitat homeownership, invest 300 – 500 hours of ‘sweat equity’ to help build their own home, which they purchase via a zero-interest mortgage, and help build the homes of others in the program. Habitat has worked with more than 15,000 volunteers and community supporters to help 74 families become homeowners and 26 families sustain home ownership through the home repair program.
- Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County formed as an all-volunteer organization in 1999 as Georgetown Habitat for Humanity. In 2007, that affiliate merged with Round Rock Habitat for Humanity to form Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, Texas. (HFHWC)
- ReStore opens in Georgetown.
- HFHWC completed 20 homes in the Old Mill Village neighborhood in Georgetown.
- HFHWC began rehabilitating homes, starting in Georgetown
- HFHWC purchased four lots in Leander
- HFHFC began the Affordable Home Repair Program (in Georgetown and Round Rock)
- Rehabilitated its first single, family home in Leander
- Began new construction on its first single, family home in Leander
- Purchased first lot in Jarrell
- HFHWC completed its first new, single family homes in Leander and Jarrell
- Provided 11 affordable home repairs in Williamson County
- HFHWC started building new homes in its Myrtle Street project near San Gabriel Park in Georgetown
- Completed 1 new rehab in Georgetown
- Completed 1 new home construction in Taylor
- Completed 1 new home in Georgetown
- Completed 19 Home Repair Program projects
- Completed 2 new homes in Leander
- Completed 1 new home in Taylor
- Completed 1 rehab home in Georgetown
- Completed 1 new home in in Georgetown
- Opened a second ReStore in Round Rock in July
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity administrative headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia and supports more than 1,500 U.S. and 80 international affiliates. For more information, visit www.Habitat.org.
If you’re not located near Williamson County, we encourage you to connect with your local Habitat affiliate in Texas. Find a Texas Habitat affiliate near you!