PO Box 1016, Goochland Virginia, 23063 habitatgoochland@gmail.com (804) 551-1152


What is Habitat for Humanity of Goochland?

Habitat for Humanity of Goochland is a local nonprofit housing organization working within local communities across Goochland County.

Our vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.

Habitat for Humanity Goochland has been building homes in our community since 1997. With the help of our community and partners, we are able to build an average of 1 home per year.

How does Habitat for Humanity help families?

People in our community partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

How does Habitat for Humanity homeownership work?

Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership in Goochland.

Our Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:

  • The applicant’s level of need.
  • Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
  • Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.

Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners, in addition to paying an affordable mortgage and receiving financial education.

Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.

Does Habitat for Humanity only build new houses?

Habitat for Humanity builds new houses as well as makes repairs on existing homes.

How do you volunteer for Habitat for Humanity?

There are many ways to volunteer.

  • Volunteer to build
  • Volunteer long-term
  • Volunteer as part of a special event

What kind of donations does Habitat for Humanity accept?

Habitat depends on financial donations to fund our work. We also accept donations of land for homesites. These donations help families build a place they can call home.

How are donations distributed and used?

Habitat for Humanity relies on gifts from individuals, corporations and other groups to help families in need of decent and affordable homes around the world. All donations of any amount are deeply appreciated.

Is Habitat for Humanity a Christian organization?

Yes, we are a nonprofit Christian housing organization. All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.