Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (HFHGL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities. HFHGL works in partnership with corporations, like-minded community groups, faith-based organizations, and individual volunteers to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating decent, energy efficient, affordable homes. Not only do Habitat families pay for their homes through a monthly mortgage, they also put in between 225 and 400 hours of sweat equity and complete both a financial and first-time buyers program prior to becoming homeowners.
Since its founding in 1991, HFHGL has built or renovated a total of 39 homes in Bedford, Billerica, Concord, Lowell, Reading, Tewksbury, and Westford and completed 27 Critical Repair jobs for our Veterans and elderly. To date, HFHGL’s 2 largest completed projects were a 3-duplex neighborhood, located at Harmony Way in Lowell and an 8 home neighborhood on Carter Way, Bedford. HFHGL projects have placed more than 130 people into quality housing. In addition, HFHGL has funded the construction of 67 homes globally through HFHI’s Tithing program.
HFHGL services 15 towns: Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Reading, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Westford, and Wilmington
Tewksbury Congregational Church is the birthplace of Tewksbury Habitat Build. In 2014, representatives of Habitat for Humanity of Lowell approached the church's leadership to determine the level of interest by the congregation to support the first build in Tewksbury. Shortly thereafter, a small group of church members formed an internal church committee to lead the effort to raise $50,000 towards the Tewksbury home. As the efforts progressed, it was clear that there was a huge interest in supporting this effort in town, and Tewksbury Habitat Build was formed as a separate non-profit organization.