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Habitat For Humanity Barry County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity International has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. ​We strive toward that same vision in our county!

Habitat for Humanity Barry County is a Christian ministry dedicated to vision where everyone has a decent place to live. We are run by a volunteer board of Directors. Aside from a few staff people, we rely on volunteer labor in the ReStore.

Our Mission

HFH of Barry County is an affiliate of Habitat For Humanity International. We have built 41 homes in our community alone and are small part of the larger picture. See for yourself!

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Our Home Program

There are many paths to Home Ownership, but a traditional mortgage program can be out of reach for many people. We can remove some of the barriers, but not all of them. If you qualify for a home, we will build or renovate, an energy efficient home for you. We sell it to you for the appraised value, keeping it affordable for your family by fluctuating the terms and not adding market rate interest. Your credit must be decent and your debt load cannot be excessive. The down payment on a Habitat home is $500.00 + your hours of work. That makes a Habitat partnership an appealing option for many people who would otherwise only be able to afford a “handiman’s dream” home.

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Construction

Our homes are sold, not given, to low income recipients. Prospective homeowners are required to provide “sweat equity” of 300-400 hours of work on the construction of their home in order to qualify. Newly constructed homes are Energy Star Certified and are built according to Universal Standards.

Homes are built with the help of volunteers using supplies and material from our local community thus providing additional benefits to Barry County. The short term objective is to construct three homes per year. The longer term objective is to increase community support and awareness while creating a sustainable construction fund.

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Help Build Strength and Stability

At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. When a family helps build or improve a place they can call home, they are also building a better community, a better life for
themselves.

Your donation will help families in need of a decent place to build long-term financial
security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds.

Thanks to you, Habitat is transforming lives around the world.

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