What does JHU Habitat do? Our chapter runs weekly worktrips (on Saturdays) to build houses for low-income families with the Sandtown affiliate, in west Baltimore. If you would like to join us, sign up for a worktrip by e-mailing habitat@jhu.edu. We also travel around the US to build during Intersession and Spring Break, through Habitat's Collegiate Challenge program. In addition, you can get involved in fundraising and publicity. Email us or come to a general meeting to find out more.
What is Habitat for Humanity? Habitat is an international organization seeking to furnish affordable housing for those unable to own their own home. Prospective homeowners are required to work alongside Habitat volunteers on the site for 300-500 hours in order to be eligible for the approximately $200 per month , 20 year, interest-free mortgage.
What do we do in Sandtown? Our work crews are generally assigned jobs on site. We paint, nail, sand, muck out houses to be refurbished, and in general, are lackeys to the foremen. You don't need any experience, so don't worry if you've never done any construction before.