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, at 313 Gertrude Street in Elgin has been extraordinary. With 344 volunteers putting in over 4045 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. Not only are moves physically draining, but the children 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.

    To see the finished home, you are invited to attend the house blessing for Sandy, Chris, Olivia, Haley, and Adrian (children pictured above left to right):


    Sunday, December 7, 2014
    313 Gertrude Street, Elgin, IL 60123
    Program Begins: 1:30pm
    Tour House & Light Refreshments: 2:00pm to 3:00pm


    Please RSVP to Connie Kitzinger, Family Services Coordinator, at or call 847-836-1432 on or before Friday, December 5, 2014


    Homeowner Blog

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


    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

    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+.

    All of our affiliate projects are currently in Elgin. 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.

    OPEN SIGN UP days for individual volunteers through the end of the year:
    Saturday, November 29
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Wednesday, December 3
    313 Gertrude Street, Elgin
    Friday, December 5
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Saturday, December 6
    116 N Channing Street, Elgin
     313 Gertrude Street, Elgin
    Wednesday, December 10
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Friday, December 12
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Saturday, December 13
    116 N Channing Street, Elgin
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Wednesday, December 17
    116 N Channing Street, Elgin
    Friday, December 19
    484 Division Street, Elgin
    Saturday, December 20
    116 N Channing Street, Elgin
    Wednesday, December 31
    116 N Channing Street, Elgin

    Questions? Contact:
    Olivia Vlahos
    Volunteer & Outreach Manager


    Donor Spotlight

    Zurich North America

    Thank you to everyone that played the Zurich Charity Cup game for Habitat for Humanity!! With 433,052 total points, we had a big turnaround from last place last year, to first place this year!! This additional $30,000 donation from Zurich will go directly into our construction budget for the Zurich house located a 116 N Channing Street in Elgin.


    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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