What is Habitat for Humanity?
We are a faith based Christian nonprofit housing ministry. We believe in helping our neighbor by giving a hand up… not a hand out. There are three components to Habitat for Humanity—partner families, volunteers, and donors. All three are needed to successfully accomplish our goal of eliminating substandard housing in our community. We offer three programs—home ownership, neighborhood revitalization, and the Habitat ReStore.
Locally, the Menominee River Affiliate has housed 40 families since our beginning in 1994. Our homes are Energy Star certified, which results in lower utility bills for our families. We also have been Green Certified through the Builders Challenge program for the past 3 years.
Partner families purchase their home with an affordable mortgage. The money from the mortgage payments is used by the affiliate to construct or renovate additional affordable housing as well as in our neighborhood revitalization program.