Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers!) about Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country.
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What is Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country?

We are a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving Carbon and Emery Counties in southeastern Utah. Our goal is to provide simple, decent and affordable housing to deserving families in our community.


Are my donations tax-deductible?

Yes! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and any donation will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.


Where do my monetary donations go?

Money donated to Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country supports the building of simple, decent, affordable homes for families in need in Carbon and Emery Counties. We also hold event fundraisers and apply for grants and receive grants from our sponsors throughout the year in order to support its mission.


How does Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country work?

Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country builds homes in partnerships with selected families, volunteers, and the community at large. We also complete critical home repairs through A Brush with Kindness for low-income homeowners. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country is able to help families in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing.


How many homes has Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country built?

Our affiliate has built 7 homes and rehabilitated 1 home in our community.


Is Habitat a giveaway program?

Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country does not give handouts, believing in providing a “hand up, not a handout.” Partner families must pay a down payment, monthly mortgage payments, and donate their time to building their Habitat Home. For A Brush with Kindness, partner families pay zero-interest monthly payments to cover the cost of the project for up to twenty-four months.


What are Habitat Affiliates?

Habitat for Humanity’s work is accomplished at the community level by affiliates: independent, locally run, non-profit organizations. Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area–fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, home construction, and mortgage servicing.

All Habitat affiliates are asked to “tithe”– to give 10 percent of their contributions to fund home-building work in other nations. Tithing provides much-needed funds for international building, and it also gives affiliates the opportunity to demonstrate the spirit of Christian partnership.


Where does Habitat for Humanity operate?

Habitat is a worldwide, grassroots movement. Visit www.habitat.org to learn more about where Habitat for Humanity is at work.