Habitat for Humanity
EXIT REALTY CORP. INTERNATIONAL HAS PLEGED
TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is pledged to its non-profit organization of choice, and to-date $3.5 million dollars has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. EXIT Realty’s affiliation with the non-profit began in 2004 when the company sponsored its first Habitat for Humanity home build in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since then they have sponsored 18 additional home builds in Canada and the US, have participated in a community revitalization project and the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Through the EXIT and Habitat: Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Program, EXIT Realty’s involvement with Habitat can potentially reach every community where an EXIT office exists. EXIT Associates anywhere in North America can work in conjunction with their local Habitat for Humanity office to raise funds for a specific project or initiative and submit a proposal to EXIT Realty Corp. International for those funds to be matched dollar-for-dollar from EXIT Realty’s pledged pool of funds to Habitat for Humanity International.
“Our matching funds initiative extends EXIT’s support of Habitat for Humanity to the grassroots level of the local Habitat offices in the communities where our agents live and work,” said Tami Bonnell, EXIT Realty Corp. International CEO. “We believe, as Habitat does, in empowering people to better their lives. Now, we can reach more people than ever before.”
EXIT Realty - Great Plains and Habitat for Humanity
Our agents have participated in REALTOR build projects in New Orleans, San Diego, and Orlando. We were extremely excited to hear about the partnership between EXIT and Habitat and look forward to reaching out to our local chapters to bring the Dollar for Dollar program to our local area.
What is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working locally and in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.
How does Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program work?
Families and individuals in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity.
Each local 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.
As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.
What is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore?
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Proceeds are used to build homes and improve communities locally and around the world.
Can I donate materials?
In many locations, Habitat for Humanity operates ReStores, which sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture and appliances to the public. To donate materials, contact your local Habitat ReStore.
How can I become a volunteer?
Contact your local Habitat for Humanity for volunteer opportunities near you.