Who is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity has built over 160 homes in Australia, providing a hand-up to low-income families. They do not give out homes for free – they assist vulnerable partner families with building safe homes of their own.
Disadvantaged families partner with Habitat for Humanity to construct their new home, contributing 500 hours of their own time during the planning and building phases. This 'sweat equity' contributes to a 5 per cent discount off their home's market value when they buy it. They then receive an interest-free, 20-year loan based on 95 per cent of the market value.
Metricon's corporate sponsorship
There are three key areas where Metricon can make a difference for Habitat for Humanity:
Metricon has committed to providing significant financial support to Habitat for Humanity for the next three years to expand its building program.
Volunteering is a crucial way Metricon will support Habitat, who rely on the community to build homes and renovate or restore crisis accommodation. Metricon volunteers with building expertise will help Habitat reduce the amount they spend on trades. Meanwhile, other employees are valuable on construction sites, helping with painting, landscaping and other building projects.
With over 40 years in the volume building industry, we have a wealth of knowledge to share with Habitat for Humanity. Our experts are providing help to Habitat in the areas of construction, procurement and OHS best practice.