Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
- Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
- Focus on shelter.
- Advocate for affordable housing.
- Promote dignity and hope.
- Support sustainable and transformative development.
The expansion of Comal County is remarkable when we consider the 43.9% growth between 2010 and 2019. Such rapid relative growth placed Comal as the second fastest-growing county in the U.S. and the fastest in Texas in both 2018 and 2019 Census estimates. The steady influx of new residents has increased median home prices consistently, with home sales in the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area increasing 16.6% in March of 2021. Most notably, the average home sales price in Comal rose 18.1% to $418,318, with the median price reaching $330,533, a 7.9% increase year-over-year.
A study done by the New Braunfels Workforce Housing Advisory Committee revealed that 35% of New Braunfels households are considered “cost-burdened,” with over 30% of their income going to housing costs. In 2019 households in Comal would have had to work 91 hours per week at minimum wage to afford a one-bedroom apartment priced on average at $1,015 per month at fair market rent. This was an increase from 85 hours needed per week in 2018, which reflects the growing housing rental prices. For single-family households or elderly residents without a steady income, or on a fixed low income, this amount is simply out of reach. This Habitat for Humanity chapter servicing Comal County provides housing at a total cost that is $300 -$700 per month and builds homes valued at less than half of the national average. Comal County Habitat is performing a much needed service. The need for our work will only increase as housing prices continue to creep (and sometimes leap) higher. In 2019 CCHFH saw an increased need for assistance with affordable home repairs for low income families. With support from our community, we expanded our services to include repairs for deteriorating homes, allowing more of our neighbors to live in safe, decent shelter.
Comal County Habitat for Humanity was incorporated in Texas as a non-profit corporation on September 6th, 1993 and is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are recognized by the IRS and are assigned #8545. We have built over 50 homes in Comal County – all side-by-side with our community and CCHFH homebuyers. Habitat homes are not subsidized homes or supported under any federal program. Instead, they are supported by our strong community that lends a hand UP with donated funds, labor, materials, land, constructions services and volunteering.