FAQ

  1. Why is the Common House being built?
  2. What are the benefits to the community?
  3. Who will get to use the Common House?
  4. How will my investment be used?
  5. Who will take care of the Common House?
  6. How will donors be recognized?
  7. Are there naming opportunities?
  1. Why is the Common House being built?

    Original plans for The Woods at Golden Given allowed for 14 homes. By agreeing to provide the Common House and other common amenities, T/PC Habitat for Humanity was granted permission for greater density at The Woods, allowing 16 more homes to be built. These additional homes mean affordable homeownership for an additional 50-80 people.

  2. What are the benefits to the community?

    - Children will receive after-school tutoring and participate in enrichment programs.
    - Adults will attend "Habitat Connects" meetings - a grass roots leadership program where residents learn advocacy skills to help their children succeed in school and their community to flourish.
    - Neighborhood groups will convene and discuss solutions for local issues.
    - Residents can gather for meetings, birthday parties, and other celebrations.
    - Parents can take turns watching their children play.

  3. Who will get to use the Common House?

    While the Common House is primarily for use by residents of The Woods at Golden Given, the greater community will also be able to use the facility. Midland Matters and Pacific Lutheran University have tentative plans to schedule activities at the Common House.

  4. How will my investment be used?

    Your investment in the Common House will be used to help offset its cost. Unlike Habitat homes, there is no mortgage to help cover the costs associated with building the Common House.

  5. Who will take care of the Common House?

    The Common House will be cared for by the homeowners association at The Woods at Golden Given. All homeowners at The Woods begin paying homeowners association dues as soon as they move in.

  6. How will donors be recognized?

    Donors of in-kind materials, labor, and cash will be recognized on a "Donor Wall" that will live inside the Common House. Recognition will also be given on T/PC Habitat for Humanity's website and in our annual report and newsletters.

  7. Are there naming opportunities?

    There are naming opportunities for specific features of the Common House. Please contact estockstad@tpc-habitat.org for more information.