On June 5, Habitat for Humanity
kicked off BUILDING ON! at six affiliate build sites across Chicagoland. 185 volunteers representing 22 sponsors gathered in Aurora, Elgin, McHenry, Waukegan, West Chicago, and West Pullman on the first of 200 build days through November 7. Click here to see news, photos and video from the event or sign up for information about volunteer opportunities!

Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that transforms lives through affordable and responsible homeownership.

Helping Families in Chicagoland

Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out, to hard-working families with low incomes who are willing to partner with Habitat as homeowners.

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  • "The Habitat volunteers who helped me and my family were the hands and feet of God!" -Susan Pederson-Wilson
  • Harris Family Story Harris family makes final Habitat mortgage payment one year early
  • Turnipseed Family A place where my children can succeed
Improves Health

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Homeownership Improves Health

74% of Habitat families report overall health has improved since moving into their home.

Impacts Education

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Homeownership Impacts Education

Homeownership leads to improved test scores in children, 9% in math and 
7% in reading.

Building Wealth

Did You Know....

Homeownership Builds Wealth

Homeownership is an important means of wealth accumulation through equity.

Where We Build

The eight Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Chicagoland have built homes in over 20 neighborhoods throughout the Chicago metro area and collar communities.

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