Skip to content

Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity

real estate

donate real estate

Donate a home or land parcel and help Habitat with the first step in the building process! By making a gift of real estate, the donation provides you with tax benefits while making a personal impact for local individuals & families.

Gifts of real estate include undeveloped land, residential and commercial property. Habitat looks for land large enough to build at least a single family home. A larger lot would possibly allow us to build multiple housing units, giving us the ability to help more than one family per build.

real estate gifts may be accepted in a variety of ways

outright gift

Donor transfers the property for retention and use by Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity or for immediate liquidation with proceeds directed according to donor intent.

life income gift

Donor transfers ownership of the property to fund a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity.

bargain sale

Donor sells the property to Mon Valley Habitat for less than its appraised fair market value and receives a charitable deduction for the difference between the value of the property and the sale price.


Donor bequeaths the property to Mon Valley Habitat in his or her will or revocable (living) trust. If a gift of real estate is encumbered by a mortgage or lien, Mon Valley Habitat will request the donor pay off the debt prior to making the donation.

Please consider this information as a starting point. With all charitable gifts, it is important to consult with your attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you comply with state laws, receive maximum tax benefits, and that your wishes are accurately reflected in necessary legal documents.


Let us know how to get back to you.

You can help a family help themselves

Families and individuals who partner with us build their own home alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.