Aggie Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable housing. They don’t provide hand outs, but instead provide hand ups to deserving families…

Aggie Habitat for Humanity is the local campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity International. They work closely with the Bryan/College Station Habitat Chapter as well, and have several goals to meet each academic year. Their goals are to help provide housing, raise awareness about poverty housing, and to have fun doing it! Aggie Habitat offers families who live in substandard housing the opportunity to own a home. After a family is selected, they put in at least 500 hours of sweat-equity into building their own home and other Habitat homes. This model allows Habitat to give these families a hand up rather than a hand out. The families are sold a simple, affordable house for the cost of the materials on a 30-year no-interest loan. The houses are built using volunteer labor.

Every year, Aggie Habitat tries to raise $50,000 through grants, dues, and two major events. This enables them to partner with a deserving family and build a house with them.  Their two flagship fundraisers are Pumpkin Patch in the Fall, and Shack-a-Thon in the Spring.

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