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Frequent Questions

  1. What does Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley, Inc do?

    Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley, Inc. builds simple, decent, affordable homes with and for families, couples and individuals. We also repair health and safety issues for homeowners throughout Gallatin, Park counties, as well as in eastern Madison county.

  2. How can I get involved?

    Habitat is funded entirely by donations and staffed largely with volunteers. We are always in need of individuals willing to pitch in to help a neighbor in need. Visit our Get Involved section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.

  3. If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?

    Administrative costs are covered by the Habitat ReStore revenue and grants so that 100% of cash donations can be used to build homes. All contributions are used where most needed, for construction materials, building permits, subcontractor fees or other construction expenses.

  4. Are Habitat houses free?

    No. Habitat houses are less expensive than traditional homes, but our Partner Families do in fact purchase them. We are able to keep costs down through our use of volunteer labor and our ability to offer 0% interest loans.

  5. How are homeowners selected?

    Families, couples or individuals in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates. The Family Selection Committee assesses each applicant’s level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay a low-interest mortgage loan. 

  6. Can I volunteer even if I can’t build?

    Yes. Our main non-construction volunteer opportunity is in the ReStore. ReStore volunteers help pick up donations, unload trucks and keep our store organized and clean. Additionally, Habitat needs volunteers to work on many tasks, including working on special events, preparing mailings, and providing coffees and lunches at the construction site. Call our office for more information.

  7. What is your organization's privacy policy?

    Our organization takes our privacy policy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit.