About Habitat for Humanity
In 1976 Millard and Linda Fuller established Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The Fuller's vision: A world in which no one must live in substandard housing. Since its founding, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 150,000 homes throughout the world.
Founded in 1989, Clark County Community Habitat for Humanity (CCCHFH) became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1990. In our first 10 years we built 25 homes in Springfield and renovated one in Springfield Township. This improved the lives of over 170 people, including 113 children. Currently we have finished our 45th house!
We build simple decent homes for families who currently live in substandard housing and meet three basic criteria: 1.) Need - currently live in substandard housing, 2.) Ability to Pay - total family income falls between 25% - 50% of Springfield Median Income (i.e. $14,025 - $28,050 for a family of four), and 3.) Willingness to Partner - each adult in the family must work 250 hours on Habitat projects. Upon completion, each house is purchased by the partner family from Habitat with a no-interest mortgage loan.
We recognize that Habitat for Humanity is not only about building houses, it's about building lives. We offer a hand up...not a hand out! Gifts of time, talent and charitable donations from Clark County businesses and local residents enable us to build Habitat homes. Our volunteers do much of the construction. Their concerted efforts significantly lower labor costs; and in-kind donations or discounts from local merchants for materials provide additional savings.
Find out how you too can be a part of this wonderful ministry through volunteering, or donating or if you qualify to become a partner family.