Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity is a faith based organization that was founded on the premise that everyone deserves a safe, decent and affordable place to live.
Based on that belief, MCHFH works with local churches, businesses, organizations, individuals and partnering low-income families to build and renovate area homes. Since 1985 this effort has totaled 101 homes for struggling families in Muskegon County, and in 2015 we are celebrating our 30th Birthday AND building our 102nd house!
Habitat families work along side volunteers on build sites and within the organization for, at least, 275 hours, earning sweat equity which is used toward the down payment on their new home. They then purchase completed homes with a 25-year 0% interest mortgage.
APPLY for a habitat home
An application process is under way to identify families who will receive homes in 2015. If your family is in need of affordable housing and ready for homeownership, but is ineligible for a traditional loan because of a low but stable income, the Habitat program might be for you.
Simply complete the Homebuyer Information Brochure to see if you qualify to apply. If so return the form to the Habitat office to receive further application information. Pre-Qualification forms are also available at the office and both ReStores or by calling (231) 727-6020.
Coming in the spring . . . Women Build 2015!
The women of Muskegon County are at it again! Just as they did in 2009/10, they are funding AND building a beautiful Habitat home in partnership with an area family! Construction is scheduled to begin in Lakeside as soon as weather allows and will get a big boost during National Women Build Week sponsored by Lowe's, May 2-10. Watch for more information on this exciting week! There are lots of ways to get involved, from fund raising to hammering! If it sounds fun to you.... (and it is!), contact Andrea at (231) 727-6020.