“Building Dreams, Changing Lifestyles”
OVER 14 YEARS HELPING
FAMILIES ACHIEVE HOME OWNERSHIP
For the past fourteen (14) years, Architecture for Charity of Texas, Inc. (AFC) has been designing, developing, and building single family homes for approved low-income families. Our mission is to design and build energy efficient homes that can be maintained at low cost. Additionally, AFC’s goal is to revolutionize the affordable housing industry. Since we started back in 2008, we have been designing and building homes that are not perceived as affordable or as low-income housing. Our exclusive home designs are architecturally pleasing and energy efficient. We currently have an extensive portfolio of home design models to offer our applicants. All of our designs are unique in style offering exclusive architectural features at an affordable price.
Architecture is usually perceived as something the rich and the wealthy can only afford. Architecture for Charity has changed this perception. Beautiful architecture and functional spaces can also be designed and built for those who cannot afford the services of an Architect. We have changed the perception of what affordable housing should look like. As designers and builders, we are in constant search for new building systems and technology to further enhance our selection of materials and improve our means and methods of construction to further increase sustainability, energy efficiency, and quality of life. This notion will change family’s and individual’s lifestyles and perception of architectural beauty forever.
As we perform on current projects, we are always thinking ahead onto our next projects. Our short- and long-term goals allow us to plan for the next 12 months, next three (3) and five (5) years. We do not just focus on one project, but instead, a pipeline of projects not letting too much time lapse between them. In addition to the design and development of single-family homes, within the next three years, we plan to participate in the development of our first multi-family affordable housing project.
Our most popular and successful program has been the Self-Help Program, where families get physically involved in the construction process with the intention of achieving substantial savings in labor. Depending on work performed by families, labor savings may be between $5,000 - $15,000 which reduces the final construction cost