For Homeowners


    Find out how to become a Habitat homeowner, and see what is happening in our Partner Family Community.

    Homeowner Spotlight 

    Janelle Mathisen (pictured left) is the family partner of the home located at 221 Orange Street in Elgin. Born and raised in Elgin, Janelle is the mother of Benson, who is almost 2. When Benson was born, he had two holes in his heart and needed open heart surgery. He has since had the surgery and is doing fine. However, during this time, Janelle has been living with her parents.


    Janelle applied for a Habitat home in 2012 with the hope of being able to find stable, secure housing to raise her son. After being accepted to the program, she was matched to the property on Orange Street.


    Janelle has a presence at every Saturday build day, taking part in the transformation of this house from day one, and even stopping in to visit volunteers on her way to and from working as a CNA on the days she could not build. She has been touched by the process and the people who contributed their time and talents to reconstruct this home.


    Homeowner Blog

    To follow a partner family's story as their future home is being renovated, follow this link to the Hunt Family Blog.


    Janelle's House Blessing

    On Sunday, March 9, volunteers, partner families, sponsors, project directors and of course Janelle's family meet at her home on Orange to bless her new home.  Great time to reflect on the tranfomation of another Elgin home. 



    Building Together

    Our mission is more than building a home, it's building a future for a family.  Regardless of your experience using a hammer, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley offers many opportunities for you to get involved as an individual, a group, or as a corporation.

    Volunteering Needs

    While most of us are aware of the personal impact of this brutal winter, it has hurt HFHNFV too. We have multiple homes in progress and multiple partner families with plans to move into one of our homes, some with leases about to expire. When choosing which site to work on, please consider the below 4 sites first. We build every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.


    158 Sioux Avenue, Carpentersville
    732 Navajo Drive, Carpentersville
    96 Golfview Lane, Carpentersville
    315 Jewett Street, Elgin



    Site Update

    Upcoming Events

    National Volunteer Week
    April 6-12, 2014

    Earth Day Build

    April 23, 2014
    96 Golfview Lane, Carpentersville

    National Women's Build Week
    May 3-11, 2014

    Mother/Daughter Build Day

    May 11, 2014
    158 Sioux Avenue, Carpentersville

    AmeriCorps Build Week
    May 13-17, 2014
    158 Sioux Avenue, Carpentersville

    Memorial Day Build Week
    May 28-31, 2014
     Jewett Street, Elgin

    Father/Son Build Day

    June 14, 2014


    Donor Spotlight

    2014 Walk-A-Thon at Spring Hill Mall

    It's not often we get to honor our local teens (our job sites are limited to 18 and up, 16 with an adult) but once a year the local youth community gets together to walk at Spring Hill Mall and donates the proceeds to support our mission.  Stay tuned to see which group was this year's money raising champion.  But in the mean time here are some shots of another successful Walk. You'll see the teens, a partner family, and of course our dedicated volunteers.  We are also very thankful to Jewel, Deans foods, and the New Toll House Cafe in the Mall and the Hosanna/Heavenly Food ministry.

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