Through Home Ownership

We Empower

Next Application Cycle: February 2019 

We will begin giving and receiving release authorization paperwork for credit reports as the first step of applications in February of 2019.  

Call our office at (540) 828-6288 with questions. 

We build strength,

stability and self-reliance

through affordable


Central Valley Habitat for Humanity partners with people to help them build a place they can call home. Homebuyers work alongside volunteers to help build their own houses, which they then purchase with an affordable mortgage. To us and millions of people around the world, there is no better expression of love than to help our neighbors purchase their own home. 

Every day in the Central Valley, families dream of having a healthy, affordable home of their own. Having a stable home in which to live means that children often do better in school, families and communities are healthier, and parents often get better jobs and improve the family’s financial situation.


Central Valley Habitat helps families acquire a forever home. 

We believe every child should have the opportunity to grow up and thrive in safe conditions, every parent should have the dignity of providing their kids with a stable home, and every family should have the chance for a decent life that allows them to create multi-generational assets.


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Recent Blog Posts

Who is ALICE?

Who is ALICE? In previous blog posts we’ve talked about how families can qualify for our program, and we put a lot of emphasis on affordability in relation to a low-income family or individual. We’ve established that for a dwelling to be affordable it shouldn’t be...

Why We Build Green

Going green has been a popular topic in the United States and all over the world as we recognize the impact that our technology and industry has on the environment. However, green technology can save more than just the planet, it can make owning a home more affordable.

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Central Valley Habitat for Humanity Receives $450,000 Grant to Build Houses in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

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By Jeff Heie, Give Solar Harrisonburg, VA - Give Solar, a Harrisonburg-based program of New Community Project, announces the launch of a regenerating Solar Seed Fund benefitting ​Central Valley Habitat for Humanity homeowners. The Solar Seed Fund will pay for...

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As we move into 2020, our organization is focused on the increasing prices in rent and utilities for families in our area. Right now the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $983.33 inside the center of Harrisonburg and $887.50 outside of the city before you...

2020 Vision – Our Path for the Year Ahead

It’s the start of a new decade, and with new beginnings come new hopes, challenges and joys to experience in our community. Central Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking forward to the next 10 years with a vision of continuing to expand our capacity for building, as...