Our Story

 

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is a faith-based housing ministry partnering with the community to improve, maintain and build affordable quality housing for those in need.  Founded in 1996, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 23 homes in the Mason County area by partnering with individuals, congregations, businesses and other organizations to lend a hand up, not a hand out to those in need of better housing.


Our goal is to end substandard housing. We accomplish this in two ways:

 

  • By building houses with donated funds and volunteer labor. We sell the homes at our cost with no-interest or low-interest USDA mortgages to families who are qualified for the program and who have completed their sweat equity. Principal payments are used to build more homes.

  • By partnering with homeowners in need to restore the homes they own and live in so they can continue to live in a safe, decent and affordable home. This includes exterior painting, building ramps and other minor repairs. Home repairs are led by trained crew leaders and completed by Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. As part of Habitat for Humanity International, we tithe ten percent of non-designated donations to build homes in countries we have designated. In addition to the twenty two homes we have built in Mason County, our tithes have built five homes in Mexico and Haiti.

 

Our Mission


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 

Our Vision

 

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 

 

All are Welcome

 

Habitat for Humanity Mason County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

 

Community Partners

 

By engaging the entire community, we offer programs for people in need of affordable home ownership opportunities and programs for current homeowners seeking to preserve their homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is a partnership between families, volunteers and donors working together to improve the living conditions of families in Mason County.

© 2023 by Habitat for Humanity of Mason County

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