About Habitat

Our Vision
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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

About Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity

Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

All are welcome
Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity  has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit, Christian housing ministry serving God’s people worldwide. Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

Our Program

Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity serves qualified families and individuals regardless of race, religion, background, or handicap according to Fair Housing standards. Family selection is a year-round process. Families in need of better housing with regular incomes between 30-60% of the Area Median Income are encouraged to complete an information form at any time.

Affordable homeownership creates new opportunities for families and their children through the building of a lifelong asset and the safety and security of a permanent and decent home of their own. It also stabilizes and strengthens neighborhoods through the long-term presence of stable residents and increasing market value.

Our Homes: We build family friendly, affordable, energy-efficient homes throughout Muskegon County. Each home is built in partnership with homebuyer families, sponsors, and volunteers from throughout the community.

Our Homeowners: Besides performing at least 275 hours of sweat equity as part of their down payment, homeowners also attend workshops on financial literacy and home maintenance so they are well prepared to be successful homeowners.



 

Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity exceeds the building and operational standards set by Habitat for Humanity International and meets the separate, more stringent  Readineness File Standards established by Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, as certified by by Habitat for Humanity of Michigan.