FAQ

Read Some of the Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NCHFH ReStore?

NCHFH’s ReStore is a retail store that sells new and gently used appliances, building materials, furniture, home decor household goods and more!  The ReStore accepts donations from the public and in return sells these donations for 40% to 90% off of full retail prices. All proceeds generated from ReStore sales offset NCHFH’s administrative and construction expenses so that the organization can further its mission of helping individuals and families in need throughout Coweta County, Georgia.

Where is the NCHFH ReStore located and what are its hours of operation?

The NCHFH ReStore has relocated to 216 Bullsboro Drive, Ste. B-1 in Newnan, next to Dollar General and Big Lots. The former location of 150 Pine Road is no longer in operation. The new ReStore is slated to open in early December 2017. Once the new ReStore opens, shopping hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. Donations can be dropped off at this location Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

How can I donate to Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity?

  • There are many ways you can donate to our affiliate.
  • You can make a monetary donation by clicking here!
  • You can donate your time by emailing our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@nchfh.org or by calling (770) 252-9049.
  • You can donate items to the ReStore to be resold to raise money to purchase materials to build more houses in Coweta County by calling us at (770) 252-4061.

What can your gift purchase?

  • $30 — Box of Nails
  • $60 — Shingles
  • $70 — Toilet
  • $100 — Sink
  • $125 — Window
  • $170 — Front Door
  • $250 — Shower
  • $500 — Siding
  • $1000 — Wall Board
  • $2000 — Flooring
  • $5000 — Roof

How long does a Habitat house take to build?

New home construction typically takes 12 weeks depending upon the weather. Below is an example of a build schedule.

Week 1 ———————— Framing
Week 2 ———————— Framing/Set Trusses
Week 3 ———————— Roofing/Windows
Week 4 ———————— General Labor Day
Week 5 ———————— Siding/Insulation
Week 6 ———————— Siding/Interior Painting
Week 7 ———————— Interior Painting
Week 8 ———————— Doors/Finish Trim
Week 9 ———————— Doors/Finish Trim
Week 10 ———————– Landscaping/Punch List
Week 11 ———————– Punch List/Clean Up
Week 12 ———————– Celebrate/House Blessing

 

Can my children help with the build?

Children must be 14 years or older to help with building the house. Children under 17 cannot operate power tools, climb ladders or be on the roof. Note: With prior approval children under 14 may help serve refreshments and lunch.

Do I have to attend an orientation to apply for a house?

Attending orientation is mandatory before filling out an application. Review the home selection criteria to see if you qualify for a new home.

 

Where are the orientation sessions held and how often?

Orientations are conducted at our ReStore located at 216 Bullsboro Drive, Ste. B-1 in Newnan. The schedule will be publicized in the community several weeks before each session.

 

Does NCHFH give houses to poor people?

NCHFH provides homeownership opportunities to individuals and families who can demonstrate a need, willingness to partner with NCHFH and ability to repay a 20-year, zero-percent interest loan. To learn more about our homeowner qualifications and to see if NCHFH homeownership is the right choice for you, click on this link to learn more.

 

Does NCHFH build houses for minorities?

NCHFH doesn’t build houses for anyone. We build houses for people in need, without regard to race. The U.S. Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination for the sale of a home based on race, color, sex, religion, handicap, familial status or national origin. The covenant that all local Habitat affiliates sign with Habitat for Humanity International also specifies that Habitat family partners are selected “according to criteria that do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed or ethnic background.”

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