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About Habitat for Humanity Northern Fox Valley
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is part of a global, nonprofit housing ministry operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley 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 safe communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. As all affiliates, our mission is to build, rehab, and preserve homes for qualifying families in our area. Founded in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley focuses its efforts in Carpentersville, Elgin, St. Charles and the surrounding area.
Habitat for Humanity Mission
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community, and hope.
Habitat for Humanity Vision
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
All Are Welcome
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley has an open-door policy. All who believe that everyone deserves 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 while serving 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.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International was founding in 1976 in Americus, Georgia, by Millard and Linda Fuller. Habitat International has served 1 million families in over 70 countries worldwide.
Our Local Goal
We are currently focused on rehabbing foreclosed and abandoned homes to help revitalize the neighborhoods where we work. To expand our mission of preserving affordable housing, we are helping homeowners in need rejuvenate the exterior of their existing homes through our A Brush With Kindness & Critical Home Repair programs.
Simple, Decent, Affordable Homes
Habitat houses are modestly sized: large enough for the homeowner's needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum. We use quality, locally available construction materials and meet all building codes. Experienced professionals and volunteers supervise home construction. Houses are designed to conform architecturally to the neighborhood. The donated labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes, and a no-profit, no-interest loan make mortgage payments affordable.
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley Affiliate
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is governed by a Board of Directors and has active committees currently including Family Selection and Construction. All of these activites are staffed by volunteers who are the life blood of our organization and the foundation of our ability to control costs. The organization also benefits from the support of four Partnerships, which are groups of local churches, civic groups, and businesses. Partnerships raise funds and mobilize volunteers to build one house per year. Our four Partnerships are as follows:
A Video Introduction
To see our library of video clips, including an introduction to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley, click on the picture below: