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  • The Inside Scoop: You Have Questions…We Have Answers!

    What do you really know about Habitat? Here are some of our most asked questions...


    What’s the mission?

    Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is an ecumenical Christian non-profit organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build simple, decent and affordable homes without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action.


    When and where did Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio begin?

    Faith Lytle founded HFHSA in her kitchen with a group of committed friends in 1976. Most people don’t realize we built the very first Habitat house in the world right here in San Antonio. It took two years to build the first house on Hidalgo Street. The family paid off their mortgage in 2006.


    Does Habitat give homes away?

    No. Habitat homes are sold to first time homebuyers at no profit and no interest. Homeowners pay an affordable monthly mortgage payment ...

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