Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County builds and improves homes in partnership with local families. Learn more about Habitat's programs!
Please contact Denise, our Homeowner Services Coordinator with any questions at 320-762-4255.
Lack of decent, affordable housing creates tremendous instability in our communities, weakens our economy, and even impacts our health and educational success. Families paying more than they can afford for housing must choose between housing and other necessities like good nutrition, health care, transportation, education or saving for the future.
When families have a stable, affordable home, they can:
- Provide stability for their children
- Gain improved health, physical safety, and security
- Increase educational and job prospects
- Be engaged in their communities
Housing is important to the quality of life, health, and economic prosperity of the entire community:
Inadequate housing impacts health, especially the health of children. After moving into Habitat homes, asthma and allergies are two conditions that dramatically improve in children.
A healthy housing market attracts businesses that depend on a range of housing options for their employees.
Stable, healthy housing is one of the most effective strategies for improving school performance in low-income children.
Habitat’s commitment to green building produces energy-efficient homes that are more affordable to maintain. Additionally, building housing near public transportation and thriving job centers results in diminished air pollution and congestion.
Habitat is an equal housing opportunity.