every family

deserves a safe and affordable place to live.

Local families can partner with Beaches Habitat to purchase a home at an affordable price.

Veterans and Seniors can partner with Beaches Habitat to address health and safety issues in their homes.

Every hand can make a difference. Whatever your skill set or stage of life, you can find a place here.

Your financial gift today will help to give more families access to an affordable place to call home.

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Recycle for Good

Your trash is our treasure From September 1 through November 30, Beaches Habitat for Humanity is competing with Habitat organizations to recycle the most aluminum ...
Let's Disco the Night Away! Beach Bash is October 23, 2023, 6pm at ABBQ Meat & Drink

Beach Bash 2023

It's time for another Bash! Join Beaches Habitat for Humanity on October 23rd for the best party at the beach, Beach Bash! Beach Bash is ...
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From Blueprint to Reality

A Habitat for Humanity construction site is unlike any other construction site you’ll encounter. As volunteers, staff, and future homeowners transform a pile of wood ...
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Affordable Housing on the Horizon for More Families

Four families are in the process of becoming homeowners after being approved for Beaches Habitat’s program. Three families will purchase the homes currently under construction ...
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Transitions in K-5 Program

Sue Goebertus began her journey with Beaches Habitat as a volunteer in the after-school program. Over the years, she joined the staff in partnership with ...
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Message from our CEO, Steve Gilbert

President & CEO, Steve Gilbert On behalf of everyone at Beaches Habitat, thank you for your continued support. For more than 30 years, Beaches Habitat’s ...
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Faith Build 2023

What is Faith Build? As people of faith, we are called to respond to our neighbors’ needs, acting as God’s hands and feet in service ...
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Prep Club Members Thriving

Seven Scheidel Scholars will attend the University of North Florida or Florida State College of Jacksonville this fall, with an eighth graduate heading straight to ...
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Women Build 2023

Women Build is a unique opportunity for women to join together to help a local family build their dream of homeownership. Build together, grow together, ...

Your financial support, your voice and your time will help bring strength, stability and independence to people in need of a safe and affordable place to live.

How does Habitat work?


Apply for the program

Future homeowners who live or work in our service area are selected based on 3 basic criteria:

1. a need for affordable housing,
2. the ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and
3. a willingness to partner with Habitat.

Complete Sweat Equity

Once approved, future homeowners are required to complete "sweat equity" hours. These hours include volunteering on the construction site to build their home and the homes of others and attending workshops to help prepare them for homeownership.

Become Homeowners

Construction is completed thanks to the support of donors, volunteers and sponsors. Homeowners make a down payment and begin making payments towards their affordable home.

"Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay."

~Millard Fuller, Co-Founder of Habitat for Humanity