A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Habitat for Humanity Lake County
Habitat for Humanity Lake County (HFHLC) is an affiliate of Habitat International. Established in 1989, the sole purpose of Habitat for Humanity Lake County is to provide simple, decent and affordable homes that hard-working, low-income families can own.
We have provided homes for over 200 families in Lake County providing permanent housing for over 600 people.
Habitat for Humanity Lake County also tithes 10% of our undesignated funds to build homes internationally. We have built over 300 homes in the Philippines housing over 1000 people.
Every night over 1700 people sleep in a safe, clean, decent and affordable home through the efforts of Habitat for Humanity Lake County.
Habitat in Lake County has also served 20+ families through our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative program, which includes rehabilitation, weatherization, and A Brush with Kindness.
Habitat for Humanity Lake County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat Lake County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
How the Habitat program operates in Lake County
Using Donations and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity Lake County partners with low-income, hard-working Habitat Partner Families to serve Habitat Partner Families Lake County. Partner Families fall within certain income guidelines, complete 500 hours of sweat equity, attend 30+ financial education classes /budget counseling. Partner Families then purchase a Habitat home with an interest-free, no-profit mortgage.
Non-Proselytizing Policy and Non-discrimination Policy
Habitat for Humanity International (HFH) and its affiliated organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Lake County, IL Inc, will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith. In addition, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 29 million people build or improve the place they call home.