Allegany County Habitat for Humanity is the newest Maryland affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are currently in the process of creating the internal structure and external partnerships with businesses, churches, and service organizations necessary to begin our first build. Although a Christian non-profit organization, our membership is open to persons of all faiths and our current roster of members includes a variety of faith, occupational, age, and socio-economic perspectives. Though diverse in membership, we are united by a commitment to advocate for a just community and to work to make affordable and safe housing, new or rehabilitated, increasingly available in Allegany County, one house at a time. We partner with those who can donate time, talent and materials and will offer no-interest loans and affordable down payments and monthly payments to families, who, once selected, also contribute “sweat equity” to the process of home construction and ownership. We actively seek additional volunteers to help on our various boards and committees, such as family selection, family support, publicity, fund-raising, partnerships, volunteers, financial oversite, church relations, site selection, and construction.