About Us

Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian home-building organization working with God’s people who need simple, decent, and affordable houses.
Established in 1993, Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), which is based in Americus, Georgia. There are over 1,700 other affiliates in the United States, and Habitat for Humanity builds in over 93 countries worldwide.

Thanks to HFHI’s help, a family somewhere in the world improves its housing situation every seven minutes of every hour of every day of the year.  In 2010, HFHI served a record 74,960 families in need.  Habitat’s Vision:  A world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Habitat’s Mission:  Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity (GVHFH) has an open-door policy, which is all who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.  In short, GVHFH welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.  Additionally, as a matter of policy, HFHI and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize.  This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to a message designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.  Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity has built seventeen homes in Seguin since 1993, and there are plans for building many more.

Habitat for Humanity is practical, simple, and straightforward.  Volunteers do most of the construction work to keep housing costs low.  Partner families pay a down payment and a monthly mortgage held by Habitat.  They also invest hundreds of hours, called sweat equity, into building their own home and houses for others.

As Habitat homeowners pay their no-interest mortgages, the money goes into a revolving fund that helps build more houses for other families.  As part of Habitat’s worldwide mission to eliminate poverty housing, Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity also contributes to building homes in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

By selling homes to people who were formerly renters, Habitat adds to the tax base of our community, thus improving the local economy.  The foreclosure rate of Habitat mortgages is less than 1% nationwide.  More important, Habitat gives families an opportunity to break the poverty cycle, take pride in home ownership, raise their children in a safe home, and reach their highest potential.
Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity has built homes in neighborhoods throughout Seguin.  Several homes are located on Elley Street and East New Braunfels Streets.  The remainder are located on the city’s west side.

The Typical Habitat House…

•1,150 square feet of living space

•3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

•Utility shed and paved driveway

•Costs $65,000 to $75,000

•Meets/exceeds local building codes

•Includes central air and heat

•No-interest, no-profit mortgage

Board meeting, May 2015

Board meeting, May 2015