Vision

A world in which everyone has a decent place to live.
 

Mission

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


History

Founded in 1985, today we are a county-wide leader eliminating the barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.

With our help, homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and for their families. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem—to provide decent housing for all. Since its inception, Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired homes with more than 150 families, including 83 single parents and over 300 children throughout the county.


The Program

MCHFH is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves Muskegon County. MCHFH is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally, and builds locally. 

Habitat programs are focused on creating homes for ownership for low to moderate income families in need, offering a hand up, not a handout.  Habitat homes are sold to Partner Families and are financed through the Habitat for Humanity Michigan Fund.  The mortgage payments create a revolving fund that Habitat uses to construct future homes for local families in need.

Habitat partner families qualify for our program by showing a demonstrated need for improved housing, a willingness to partner with Habitat by committing to 275 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build their own homes, and the ability to repay their mortgage. 

Habitat homes are built with donations of money, materials and labor. Since 1985, MCHFH has built or repaired homes with more than 150 families, including 83 single parents and over 300 children throughout the county with the support of volunteers and generous corporate and government partners.

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