For Homeowners


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


    Homeowner Spotlight


    Beginning March 1, 2014, the nine month transformation on the soon-to-be home of Sandy Lucarelli, her two daughters, and two adult sons in the South West Area Neighborhood (SWAN District) of Elgin has been extraordinary. With 348 volunteers putting in over 4330 hours working on her home, Sandy is thrilled with everyone's efforts in helping to build a home where she will be able to raise her daughters.


    As a single mother of 4, Sandy has had her share of struggles. One of the most difficult has been maintaining stable housing for her family. Over the last 8 years, for one reason or another, they have moved 10 times. Whether it was an increase in rent that she could not afford, or the owner of a home she was renting going into foreclosure, the moves have been difficult for everyone, including the children who have had to change schools, leave friends and neighbors.


    When Sandy heard about the Habitat program through co-workers, who are also Habitat Family Partners, she decided to apply. Her co-workers had spoken positively about working with the volunteers, the process of construction, and the idea of owning a home.


    When a member of the Family Selection committee called her to tell her that she had been selected as a Family Partner, she started to cry. The idea of finally having a permanent roof over their heads was overwhelming. Sandy thanks God every day for staying by their side and never leaving them, even when she felt He had.

    Sandy closed on her home on Friday, January 23, 2015, to become our 91st Habitat Homeowner. Congratulations!!


    Homeowner Blog


    To follow a complete Partner Family journey with Habitat, be sure to follow this link to the Hunt Family Blog.


    Current Projects


    116 N Channing Street, Elgin
    Sponsored By: Zurich North America

    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Sponsored By: Omron

    39 Robin Road, Carpentersville
    Sponsored By: Thrivent Financial

    463/465 St. Charles Street, Elgin
    Sponsored By: Zurich North America

    708 Elma Avenue, Elgin
    25th Anniversary Blitz Build

    637 Grace Street, Elgin
    Spring of Life Partnership

    1265 Navajo Drive, Carpentersville
    Joyful Hands Partnership

    Building Together

    Our mission is more than building homes: it is building a future for deserving families. Regardless of your experience level, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley offers many opportunities for you to get involved as an individual, group, or corporation.


    Volunteering Needs

    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley has builds every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30am to 4:00pm all year for those ages 16+.

    Our affiliate projects are currently in Elgin and Carpentersville. Please check VolunteerUP for our open build days and sites for individual volunteers:

    Be sure to check VolunteerUP regularly for changes/additions to the build schedule, possible projects you will be working on, or to register for a build!!


    Please note all potential projects will be updated two weeks before a build day in an announcement at the top of each VolunteerUP sign-up page. All jobs are subject to change based on productivity of teams before you, number of volunteers per work day, and weather. This list is meant to give a general idea of the stage of construction for each house.

    Upcoming OPEN SIGN UP days for individual volunteers:
    Friday, May 1
    708 Elma Avenue, Elgin
    Saturday, May 2
    463/465 St. Charles Street, Elgin
    National Women Build Week Kick-Off
    Wednesday, May 6
    708 Elma Avenue, Elgin
    Friday, May 8
    1809 Papoose Road, Carpentersville
    708 Elma Avenue, Elgin
    Saturday, May 9
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    39 Robin Road, Carpentersville
    708 Elma Avenue, Elgin
    Saturday, May 16
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Friday, May 22
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Saturday, May 23
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Wednesday, May 27
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    708 Elma Avenue, Elgin
    Friday, May 29
    484 Division Street, Elgin

      Questions? Contact:
    Olivia Vlahos
    Volunteer & Outreach Manager

    Donor Spotlight

    Habitat, Thrivent join in building 13th home


    On April 4, Thrivent Financial, our Regular Volunteers, and staff all put their backs into raising the first wall on our 13th Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity project in Carpentersville. The home -- a complete tear down -- is now officially in the rebuilding stage, and our first new construction project in 5 years.


    Zurich Kick-Off 2015


    On March 11, we kicked off our 2015 Zurich-sponsored house in Elgin. The home was donated by Wells Fargo and will will be configured from a 4-flat into a duplex for two deserving partner families. The kick-off day included Zurich hosts that have lead group build days in the past, as well as the Zurich North America Habitat for Humanity Executive Champion, Dennis Kerrigan, who ceremonially took the first swing of the golden sledgehammer. This will be our fourth Zurich-sponsored home.


    Cars for Homes

    Have a car that is leaking oil on your drive? Consider a donation to Habitat's Cars for Homes program! Click Here for Details.

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