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What is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness around the world.  Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity (HFHMC) is a chapter or affiliate of HFHI.  HFHMC raises all of the funds needed to build in its community and makes all of its own building and planning decisions; no money flows from the international organization.

How does it work?
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses in partnership with families in need.

Is it a giveaway program?
NO!  In addition to the hundreds of hours of sweat equity that homeowners put into the building of their homes, they purchase their homes through a 20-year, 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat.

How are partner families selected?
Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates.  The Family Selection Committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the loan.  Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing families who received Habitat houses; however, partner families must pass background checks and must be in the USA legally.

How are donations used?
Many corporations, churches, and other organizations provide the funds specifically for a particular building project and then provide the volunteers to build that home.  Undesignated gifts are used where most needed, for operating and administrative expenses or to build unsponsored houses.

Where is Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity  currently building?
HFHMC has built over 75 homes in Montgomery County since 1989.  Currently homes are only under construction in HFHMC’s neighborhood of Cedar Creek in south Conroe; however, homes have previously been built in Willis, Magnolia, South County, and other parts of Conroe. 

Does Habitat receive any government funding?
HFHMC has applied for and received some HUD grants in the past; however government funds represent a very small portion of its overall income.

What are the volunteer opportunities?
Construction volunteer opportunities for individuals are limited since the sponsoring organizations generally supply all of the volunteers needed; however, individuals may serve on committees such as Family Selection, Family Support, Church relations, Events and Development or work at the ReStore.  Please see Volunteer Opportunities on this website.

How can I get more information?
Please contact the office at 936-441-4663.