About Henderson County Habitat for Humanity
Henderson County Habitat for Humanity was incorporated in 1989. We built 30 homes in our first 10 years, and in 2007, we completed our 100th home. Habitat is currently building 10-12 homes per year. Habitat accepts applications from families in need of a decent place to live. Please contact our business office for more information. Additionally, we warmly welcome volunteers who wish to participate in our ministry.
Henderson County Habitat for Humanity, a Christian organization, builds quality affordable homes, creates strong communities, and changes lives by partnering with committed volunteers, professional staff, and eligible families living in inadequate housing.
In an effort to achieve the goal of very low overhead, Henderson County Habitat for Humanity utilizes a "working board" approach to operate its affiliate. This means that the Board of Directors not only provides overall guidance to the affiliate but also performs hands-on leadership to the functions of the organization.
The Chair of the Board also carries the title of President and has oversight responsibilities for the affiliate. Three board members also carry the title of Vice President and are members of the Executive Committee. Two other specific members of the board are the Treasurer and Secretary of the Board of Directors. Remaining members of the board are responsible for conducting designated functions within the affiliate (e.g., construction, site development, committee chairs, coordinators, etc.) and represent their functions at the board meetings.
Within the size limitation imposed by the affiliate Bylaws, the Board has on-going discretion as to the functions to be represented on the board, as well as which functions are given the title of Vice President. The duties and responsibilities for each board member are specified within the Job Description Section of this document.
The "working board" approach is considered to be in the best interests of the overall mission of the affiliate, but may be changed by the Board of Directors if the size of the affiliate or the effectiveness of the approach warrants a change.
Equal Housing Opportunity
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).