What We Build

New Home Features

Alachua Habitat homes are built in neighborhoods throughout Alachua County, alongside other professionally built and sold homes. Alachua Habitat for Humanity spans its building efforts throughout: Alachua, Gainesville, Micanopy, Archer, High Springs, Hawthorne, Waldo, and all rural areas.

Our houses are designed to take on the look and feel of their neighborhoods. They vary in design and size depending on the community and the family’s needs

The average home consists of three bedrooms with approximately 1250 square feet of living space.  Future homeowners select interior features such as flooring, paint color and counter tops. The construction of all homes is professionally supervised to ensure high quality and consistency.

Whirlpool donates an Energy Star certified refrigerator and stove to every Habitat home built in North America.

Rehab Home Features

The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is designed to pursue Alachua Habitat's strategy to transform and strengthen communities so that those in need of decent, affordable housing can grow into all that God intends for them. This can include families that live in distressed neighborhoods, have a low household income, were victims of disaster, or are living with a disabled person.

Our neighborhood revitalization process involves taking existing structures or ones that have been abandoned and renovating them to improve the homeowners standard of living. The improvement of a single home leads to increased value and level of opportunity in the surrounding neighborhood. Common improvements made on a rehab house include replacing the roofing, insulation, and ductwork, as well as improving the quality of water and electric utilities. 

Alachua Habitat's Home Rehabilitation program and other housing initiatives offer Habitat an opportunity to achieve several goals:

  • Serve more families
  • Initiate partnerships with government and municipal entities
  • Partner with the community to curb the degradation of neighborhoods
  • Collaborate with other community organizations
  • Provide affordable, safe and energy efficient/green homes.