What does Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity do?
Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity builds simple, affordable homes with and for families, couples and individuals in need of housing.
How can I get involved?
Muskegon Habitat is funded entirely by donations and staffed largely with volunteers. We are always in need of individuals willing to pitch in to help a neighbor in need. Visit our "Get Involved" section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.
If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
Administrative costs are covered by the Habitat ReStore revenue so that 100% of cash donations can be used to build and/or repair homes. All contributions are used where most needed, for construction materials, building permits, subcontractor fees or other construction expenses. For more detailed information visit our Financials page.
Are Habitat houses free?
No. In addition to the hundreds of hours of sweat equity that homeowners put into the building of their homes, they purchase their homes through the Habitat for Humanity Michigan Fund.
Habitat for Humanity Michigan Fund
618 S. Creyts Suite C
Lansing, MI 48917
How are homeowners selected?
Once families, couples, or individuals interested in homeownership submit their information for the program, the Homeowner Selection Committee assesses based on the level of need, willingness to become partners in the program, and ability to repay a low-interest mortgage loan. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing who receives a Habitat home; however, applicants must be residents of Muskegon County for at least one year.
Can I volunteer even if I can’t build?
Yes. Habitat needs volunteers to work on many tasks, including working on special events, mentoring families, fundraising, preparing mailings, and providing coffees and lunches at the construction site. Contact the Community Engagement Coordinator or call our office for more information.