FAQs

Who is part of Habitat for Humanity?

HFHIC is made up of volunteers from Independence County, along with local businesses who partner to make our homebuilds possible.

What do you do?

Habitat for Humanity select local families, and then helps them build or improve a place to call home.

Why do you do this?

For decades now the cost of housing has risen at a greater rate than the average wages. This means many people, despite being employed and hardworking, cannot afford suitable housing for their families, much less achieve the dream of homeownership. We help fill that financial gap and find a way.

So you give away houses?

No. Habitat does not give away the houses we build. The family selected helps us reduce the overall cost of the house by helping to build it themselves. After it is built, they pay back the cost of the house through a very low monthly mortgage to our organization. Their payment is based on their income and ensures that their housing costs fits affordably into their budget.

All mortgages paid into our organization go towards building more houses.

How can I help?

We need donations and volunteers to make this thing keep going.

Donations don’t have to be cash — they can be building materials, or even household items that we can sell in our annual fundraiser yard sale.

And volunteers don’t have to help build houses — they can cook food to bring to the worksite, or even help man one of our fundraisers.


More about HFHIC

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Vision

A community where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Principles

  1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
  2. Focus on shelter.
  3. Advocate for affordable housing.
  4. Promote dignity and hope.
  5. Support sustainable and transformative development.

Our Policy

Habitat for Humanity will not proselytize, nor will our organization work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with us. This means that Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

In addition, our organization welcomes all people regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, political affiliation, or other protected personal identifications.

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