We build homes and hope
One in five families in Whatcom County lives in poverty. This number is on the rise due to our area’s population growth and economic pressure. Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is committed to combating poverty and inadequate housing through home ownership. Habitat works with individuals, churches, community groups, businesses, and organizations to build homes for families in need.
How we operate
It takes more than labor to build a house. For every home we build in Whatcom County, Habitat must raise $150,000 to pay for land and materials. We rely on the generosity of businesses, churches, and individuals for funds, volunteer labor, and materials. Because we sell our homes at cost with a 0% mortgage, we can help families that otherwise would not qualify for a traditional mortgage. Their payments return to Habitat along with donations from the community to help us build more homes.
Breaking the cycle
Stable homes contribute to stable, healthy families and support children’s educational success. With a safe, decent, affordable home, an education, a sense of belonging to a community, and the financial security of home ownership, families can break the cycle of poverty for generations to come.