Garrett County Habitat for Humanity

We Build a Path to Homeownership

Become a Homeowner

Learn more about the pathway to Home Ownership through Garrett County Habitat for Humanity.


Your support helps us fulfill our mission to alleviate housing poverty in our county.


Whether looking to volunteer as an individual, group or business, there are many opportunities to get involved.

Learn About Garrett County Habitat for Humanity

How Does It work?

To make home ownership possible, we use the economic model of Jesus: no profit on the sale; no interest on the loan. We work to foster a community where eliminating substandard housing is a matter of conscience and action.

Why Is Housing Important?

Decent, stable housing provides more than just a roof over a family’s head. It  provides:

Who May Apply?

The first step is to thoroughly review the eligibility requirements and application for our home ownership program here. In order to qualify applicants must:

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity

Great Need

The recent census showed that over 62 homes in Garrett County did not have indoor running water.

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity

A Long History

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity was incorporated in 1984 and we have built 84 houses.

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity Fundraising


Even though our homeowners buy their own homes, we cover a deficit of around $30,000 per home build.

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity

Sweat Equity

Each family must donate 250 hours of labor per adult persons in the household.


More Than Houses Auction

Fundraising Charity Auction

Our Biggest & Best Fundraiser of the Year!

The pleasure of your company is requested at our biggest fundraiser of the year! While our homeowner’s purchase their own homes, each home build has a deficit of approximately $30,000 or more, that we at Garrett County Habitat for Humanity cover. Your participation in our Annual More Than Houses Auction means you are directly contributing to building a home for a family in need. You’ll enjoy dinner catered by Goehringers and great entertainment with our silent auction and live auction with an auctioneer. All auction items and experiences are donated by our local community residents and businesses.

Garrett County Habitat's Mission

Building safe, adequate houses for those in need who live or work in Garrett County, Maryland.

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