FAQ

What is Habitat for Humanity?

  • A nonprofit, Christian housing ministry.
  • We believe that every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.
  • We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.
  • Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.

How does it work?

  • Through volunteer labor and donations.
  • Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
  • Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans.
  • The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.

How do I apply for a Habitat for Humanity house?

  • We only accept applications during certain periods throughout the year, usually after August.  If we’re taking applications, there should be a link on the navigation bar of this website.

How are families selected to receive Habitat houses?

  • Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates.
  • Our family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the loan.
  • We follow a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection.
  • Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.

How are donations distributed and used?

  • We rely on gifts from individuals, corporations and other groups to fund our house-building mission. All donations of any amount are deeply appreciated and help us build more decent, affordable houses with more families in Adams and Juneau county.

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