Through shelter, Habitat empowers low-income families and individuals to help themselves.
* stability for families and children
* a sense of dignity and pride
* health, physical safety, and security
* increased education and job prospects
* financial independence
Habitat builds and improves homes.
Since 1997, Habitat for Humanity has built or improved more than 136 homes in Douglas County.
Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Three criteria are considered when selecting homeowners: need for housing, ability to pay and willingness to partner. In addition, homeowners must have lived or worked in Douglas County for at least one year. Each homeowner invests 200 hours of sweat equity throughout the homebuilding process.
Habitat homes are a hand up.
Homeowners make regular monthly mortgage payments, which are recycled to help build more Habitat homes.
Habitat builds sustainability.
The typical new house has 1,200 square feet of finished living space. Most homes have 3-4 bedrooms and one bathroom. Habitat uses green building practices to make these home and their utilities affordable.
Habitat reuses at the ReStore.
The ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells donated building material, furniture and appliances. Profits support the construction of affordable housing in Douglas County.
Habitat builds globally.
10% of unrestricted general contributions are donated to support construction projects overseas. Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County has served more than 105 international homeowners through tithe gifts. Our affiliate is often amongst the top ten small affiliates for tithing.
Habitat builds with volunteers.
Whether you're swinging a hammer, recruiting homeowners or cleaning up donation in the ReStore, every volunteer makes an impact!