About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
About Us And Our Mission
Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action and bring people together by building homes, communities and hope.
All are Welcome
Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs 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.
What we do
Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity 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 decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves 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.
Construction, Rehabilitation, Weatherization of Homes
Advocation for Fair and Just housing policies
Training and access to resources for Families
Building community with volunteers, donors, and businesses
Is your family in need of housing? Find out more about whether you qualify and how to apply.
Greater Fairfield Habitat for Humanity is accepting housing applications through May 15, 2018. The applicants are selected based on: Level of housing need. Ability to repay a no-interest loan. Willingness to participate in the program. Must have lived in Jefferson County for the last six months. Contact 641-209-9450 or[…]
We completed Habitat Home #12 with FHS Construction Technology program and broke ground on Habitat Home #13. We are continuing our partnership with the Construction Technology program at Fairfield High School on the new build. The high school students and their instructor, Shawn Peck, work on the build site school day afternoons, and will help complete the construction of Fairfield[…]
The ReStore is Thriving! Shanaz Kreider has taken over as the ReStore manager. The store located at 1903 Business Hwy 34 is thriving and we have added a canopy to make donating your items even more convenient! The increase in business will help further the work of our Fairfield Habitat affiliate. The ReStore continues to enjoy a wonderful group[…]
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Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity teamed up with MidWestOne Bank to help celebrate Fairfield Kiwanis Annual Kids’ Day on the Fairfield Town Square. GFAHFH Board members were on hand to offer free balloons, smiles, and information to the families participating in the event.
The Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity (GFAHFH) is excited to announce a new partnership between the non-profit organization and Fairfield High School. “We’ll be partnering with the students and instructors in the Building Trades classes at the high school,” said Kathy Brown, GFAHFH Construction Manager. Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian organization helping[…]