we are habitat.

About Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties is a grass roots organization initiated by community members who saw a need for decent, affordable housing. That was 29 years ago, and since then we have worked with community volunteers and generous donors to build or improve 140 homes for local families in need.

Habitat believes in giving families a hand up–not a hand out. Our Partner Families log at least 350 hours of “sweat equity” in the building of their own home. Once their home is completed, they purchase it with an affordable Habitat mortgage. In addition, our families also complete a series of classes that helps to prepare them to be successful first-time homeowners.

Habitat’s Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat’s Mission

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


  • Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ
  • Focus on shelter
  • Advocate for affordable housing
  • Promote dignity and hope
  • Support sustainable and transformative development


Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.


Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Building homes takes so much more than hammers and saws and drywall. It takes people like you who are willing to reach outside themselves and touch the lives of others.

Take a moment to explore our volunteer opportunities to see where you might like to serve.

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By donating to Habitat, you join us in our effort to help local families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

There are many ways you can give as an individual, a club, a business, or a church. Explore “Ways to Give” to find out more.