A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County’s mission is to partner with low-income, hard-working families in Hamilton County under the conviction that every person and family deserves a simple, decent, and affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners pay interest-free, no-profit mortgages, which are used to build more Habitat houses. Because houses are principally built with volunteer labor, mortgage payments are affordable for low-income partners.
Qualifying families, or partner families, are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay the no-interest mortgage and willingness to partner with Habitat by earning 300 hours of “sweat equity." Partner families earn these hours working on their own homes and the homes of other Habitat partner families, attending financial literacy classes, and working with other nonprofits in Hamilton County. Through the work of thousands of volunteers and organizations, Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County has built a total of 68 homes since 1990.
Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need. Habitat for Humanity International has grown to more than 2,100 affiliates in more than 100 countries, including all 50 US states.
Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County is committed to a non-proselytizing environment. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County conducts its programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination. Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County's motivation is to unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need of improved shelter.