Henderson County Habitat for Humanity builds quality, affordable homes, creates strong communities, and changes lives by partnering with committed volunteers, professional staff, and eligible families living in inadequate housing.
Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.
At Henderson County Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Because you, me, we – we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.
People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home.
Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, those homeowners achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
- Virtually nowhere in the U.S. can a full-time minimum wage employee afford a one-bedroom apartment. Even two such jobs won’t rent a two-bedroom apartment in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
- 90 percent of surveyed Habitat homeowners in 44 U.S. cities said they could not have owned a home without help from Habitat.
- More than half of all adults have made at least one tradeoff in the past three years to cover their rent or mortgage. Tradeoff’s include taking a second job, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.
- Since 1976 over 1.6 million partner families have achieved the independence they needed through decent affordable housing.
Because of these needs and the tools and assistance Habitat has provided to our partner families, we have seen that…
- Children of homeowners are 116 percent more likely to graduate from college compared with children in families who do not own their homes.
- Cost-benefit analysis indicates that the 220 Habitat homeowners in Minnesota could be using anywhere from $6 million to $9 million less in government assistance annually.
- The foreclosure rate on Habitat houses in the United States is less than 2 percent on an annualized basis.
- The social impact measured in dollars of a Habitat community is large. Based on information from the Low Income Investment Fund in San Francisco, California, Phase 1 of Dodd Meadows, which consists of 26 homes, is estimated to have a social impact on Henderson County of nearly $21 million.
Partner families contribute to their local county through property taxes that benefits everyone in the local community, enabling them to improve services, education and employment opportunities. That number grows with each home we build.
At Henderson County Habitat for Humanity we believe…
- Decent shelter is something we all need in order to thrive.
- Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.
- With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
- Bold actions speak louder than words.
- Working together, side by side, promotes understanding and self-reliance.
Henderson County Habitat for Humanity is pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to becoming a homeowner due to race, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.