Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity
With the help of volunteers, Habitat for Humanity is able to achieve its mission of helping families attain decent, affordable housing.
The first Veterans Build Week in Chicagoland that took place November 11-13, 2021 across six Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

Habitat affiliates across the Chicago region are actively addressing the lack of affordable housing by partnering with military service members, their families, and veterans to help build and repair affordable housing. Habitat’s hand-up not a hand-out approach asks partner families to invest sweat-equity hours to build their home and volunteer with us.


2021 Volunteer Organizations

Meet Marta & her family

Marta is a Veteran of the US Army Reserves. She and her family are just one of the Habitat partner families working toward homeownership.

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Marta & her family

Marta & her family

Marta has found a path to affordable housing through DuPage Habitat for Humanity

Marta is a Veteran of the US Army Reserves and a mother of two beautiful daughters. Marta and her husband have been living in unsafe conditions and wanted a new life for their two children.

Before they applied to the Habitat Program, they tried to find a home on the open market, but could not find any housing that was affordable for their family size and income. They had begun to lose hope before they finally were connected to DuPage Habitat for Humanity.

They applied for the Habitat for Humanity’s affordable home ownership program to help provide the best life possible for their little girls. They were accepted earlier this year and volunteers now have an opportunity to help them build their home in DuPage County.

Get involved


Are you a veteran, or a member of a military-connected family? We need you! We are seeking up to 10 teams of 10 veteran volunteers.

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Veterans Build 2021 may be over, but we’re still in need of teams of 10 volunteers for future Veterans Build opportunities.

The cost to sponsor a team of 10 is $2,500 - which covers the costs for materials and supplies needed for construction of the home. If your organization is unable to cover the cost, we will add you to our wait list and notify you once we have a sponsor to cover the costs.

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Question - Required - Would you like to Sponsor a veteran team or Volunteer as a group team of 10? (Team Sponsorships are $2,500)

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Become a Sponsor

Do you support veterans? We need you! Sponsor a veteran team for $2,500 which covers the costs of materials and supplies for the home.

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