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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.  Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TX  (HabitatMCTX) is a chapter or affiliate of HFHI.  HabitatMCTX raises all of the funds needed to build in its community and makes all of its own building and planning decisions; no money flows to us 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?
It is not a giveaway program. Our families work very hard in order to close on their home. 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.  Unrestricted gifts are used where most needed, for operating and administrative expenses or to build homes that are not fully sponsored.

Where is Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity currently building?
HabitatMCTX has built over 100 homes in Montgomery County since 1989, and that number continues to grow.  Currently homes are only under construction in HabitatMCTX’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?
HabitatMCTX 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, we have a home repair program that allows for similar activities if that is what you are interested in.  Individuals may also serve on committees such as Family Selection and Support, Church relations, Events and Development or you may also help at the ReStore.  Please fill out the volunteer inquiry information on this site.

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