A Solid Foundation:
Every day people in our community partner with Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With Habitat's help, they achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. As significant economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold in 2021, the number of families struggling to make ends meet is only growing. Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity has over $1.7 million in projects in different phases of development to help meet affordable housing demands and housing security issues in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Construction Projects in Development & Predevelopment Since July 2021
Critical Home Repairs Completed Since July 2021
Median Annual Income In Virginia to Afford A 2-Bedroom Market Rate Rental
Families Have Purchased A Habitat Home With An Affordable Mortgage Instead of Paying Rent Since 1997
Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization focused on building and rehabilitating homes, communities, and hope. As a non-profit community housing development organization, BRHFH is grateful that businesses, civic organizations, faith organizations, and individuals who understand the value of, and need for, affordable housing. This is the reason for BRHFH’s continued growth over the last 25 years. We believe everyone deserves a decent and safe place to live.
Winchester ReStore is a home goods store supported by local donations that sells new and used building supplies, furniture, and home décor at discount prices. Proceeds benefit Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity's mission. It is open to the public Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM / Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM.
Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and community by creating affordable housing opportunities for those who qualify, providing critical home repairs to local homeowners, and organizing community outreach projects which impact our geographical service area which includes the City of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick and Shenandoah.
SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Thursday was an exciting day for two families in Shenandoah County as they cut the ribbon on their brand new homes.
WINCHESTER — When Liliya El Abani’s husband died unexpectedly three years ago, she was left alone to raise three children and had no idea how she would make it.
Good fortune eventually led her to Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity, a Winchester-based nonprofit at 400 Battaile Drive that makes it possible for financially struggling individuals and families to buy a house with affordable mortgage payments in exchange for their help in building the structure.
WINCHESTER — This is a tale of serendipity.
It starts with a woman on Woodland Avenue who lives in a well-kept, two-story home that was built in 1932 that's in need of repairs. Unfortunately, she is on a fixed income and in failing health, so she can't see to the work herself.