Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. 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 for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. 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.
As one of over 1700 affiliates, HFHMC is working to eliminate poverty housing from our community in the 21st century. By providing a positive partnership with low income families in need, HFHMC can assist in providing tools for a better future for both the families and our community of Marion County.The staff and board members of Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. have expertise in various professions including law, theology, business, finance, construction, real estate, marketing and graphic design. In addition to each person’s commitment and business acumen, the group as such shares a common vision of a better future for Marion County.
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent homes with the help of the homeowner (Partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families and financed with affordable, no-interest loans. Those loan payments are used to build more homes through the years. In an effort to keep all Habitat homes affordable in the future, we have formed a Community Land Trust (CLT). The trust owns the land and leases it to the partner family. When the partner needs to sell the home, the CLT has the first right of refusal to purchase the home and pay the owner the net equity earned through a formula. This allows the home to remain affordable for the next owner.
Whether in the U.S. or overseas, families in need apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate’s family selection committee considers applicant's level of need, their willingness to become partners in the Habitat program and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat homeowner families.
If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, please check our Become a Homeowner page where you will find information on the availability, size, costs, and sweat equity requirements for Habitat houses in our area, as well as information on the application process.
Your local Habitat Board of Directors major emphasis is eliminating substandard housing in Marion County. They are responsible for setting policies and oversight of the operations of this affiliate. While we have a small administrative staff, we are indebted to our large volunteer base in all phases of our operation.
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