Premier Homes gave their first partnership check of $3,250 to Habitat for Humanity of Hood County on Saturday October 5th where several staff members also donated their time to help build a home for a much deserving family.
Premier Homes announced a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Hood County late this last summer. They announced they would give a percentage of their home closings in Hood County back to Habitat. Not only that, they also dedicated time to getting volunteers involved in helping actually build the homes for these families.
“Being a lifelong resident and business owner in Hood County I felt it was important to look for a way to help families fulfill their dreams of becoming homeowners,” explained Jason Britt, owner of Premier Homes. “The first organization we thought of contacting was Habitat for Humanity because that seemed like a natural fit being in the homebuilding business”
Jason Britt and his family have lived or worked in Granbury since the 1970’s. Both he and his parents have run many successful businesses in Hood County. Jason established Premier Homes in the late 1990’s and has seen tremendous growth in his company. Premier Homes has built beautiful homes all over the greater Fort Worth area. Granbury and Hood County have always been at the heart of Premier Homes homebuilding. The newest subdivisions Saratoga and Highland Park Bay have already broken ground.
“We are thrilled about this new partnership with Premier Homes in Granbury,” says Carol Davidson, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Hood County. “Jason and his staff’s excitement about sharing their success in business with families in Hood County is a wonderful blessing to the ministry of Habitat. Their concern for helping make life better for all in Hood County is commendable.”
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller as a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry. HFHI works in partnership with God and people everywhere to build decent, affordable houses, thereby eliminating poverty housing and homelessness throughout the world. HFHI now works in over 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. HFHI has now assisted more than 13.2 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.
HFHI’s operational headquarters, located in Americus, Georgia, USA, and its administrative headquarters, located in Atlanta, Georgia, provide information, training and a variety of other support services to affiliates worldwide.
As an affiliate, Habitat for Humanity of Hood County (Habitat) was officially established in August 1996. With the generosity of churches, individuals, businesses, and faithful volunteers they build 4 to 5 houses per year; 2 in the fall and 2 to 3 in the winter/spring. Habitat for Humanity of Hood County stops building during the hot, Texas summer days. Typically, approximately 175 individuals are involved in construction of each Habitat house. In Hood County, Habitat builds 2, 3, or 4 bedroom houses depending on the family needs. The approximate cost to build in Hood County is $65,000.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money, materials, and services, Habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. These houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses. Habitat is not a giveaway program.
In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments for 20 years, homeowners invest hundreds of hours (a minimum of 300 hours) of their own labor—sweat equity—into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
Habitat’s work is accomplished at the community level, so as an affiliate, they are an independent, locally run, non-profit organization. Habitat for Humanity of Hood County coordinates all aspects of Habitat building in Hood County, including building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, mortgage servicing, accounting, and fund raising. All the homes built in Hood County are built by volunteers and all staff members are volunteers as well.
To donate your time or money please contact Carol Davidson at 817-573-2812