A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A Habitat affiliate established in 1994, Habitat provides simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income Washington County residents through a combination of new construction, renovating existing inventory, and home repair. Habitat provides the foundation for stability and self-reliance to homeowners.
Habitat homeowners earn the opportunity to purchase a home with family members 18 years or older committing to a minimum of 200 “sweat equity” hours to Habitat. These hours are worked through the constructing of their own home, construction of other future homeowners homes, work in the ReStore, and participation in speaking engagements as a Habitat representative. Homeowners are granted no-profit, no-interest loans held by Habitat with affordable monthly payments. Habitat has not foreclosed on any loans since beginning in 1994. Through their partnership with Habitat, families are provided access to the Homebuyers Academy, a program developed by Habitat staff, that strives to enhance the financial literacy of future homeowners.
Habitat homes are built primarily through donations from individual and business partners in Washington County. Partners donated their time, talent, materials, as well as lend financial support to make home projects possible.
Habitat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in good standing with the State of Maryland.
Board of Directors
Mark Oliver (President)
John Compton (Vice President)
Owner, John Compton Premier Auctions
Jonathan Agee (2nd Vice President)
Small Business Development Officer, Bank of Charles Town
Carla Brown (Treasurer)
CEO, St. Joseph Ministry
Carla Charles (Secretary)
Retired, Total Comfort
President, Alsip & Associates, P.C.
Hagerstown City Council Member
CPA, Albright Crumbacker Moull & Itell
Debbie Everhart (Immediate Past President)
Retired, City of Hagerstown
Retired Volvo Executive
Attorney at Law, Kurtyka & Associates, LLC
Independent Consultant, T. S. Leary & Associates
Director of New Member Services, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Retired Director of Public Works, Washington County Government