How does it work?
We partner with qualified families and local contractors to build homes with the help of volunteer labor and private donations. Habitat is not a giveaway program. We believe in giving families a HAND UP, not a HAND OUT. Partner families make a down payment, and monthly mortgage payments. They also invest at least 300 hours of their own labor or “sweat equity” into building their home. Their mortgage payments help build more Habitat homes, paying it forward to the next family.
Why do we need Habitat?
As long as there are people in our county who need a simple, decent, affordable home, our need is great, and our work is urgent. Many families are living in substandard conditions. Currently, 41% of Morrison County residents are paying over 30% of their income towards housing. HFHMC was established in 1998 in response to this need for affordable housing in Morrison County. As of 2023, we have built 23 homes across the county in Little Falls, Royalton, Pierz, Motley, Swanville, and Randall.
You can help make a difference and impact lives in Morrison County. A decent and affordable home provides the strength, stability and foundation for independence that every family needs and deserves.
We are working together to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Visit our website for more information: www.hfhmorrisoncounty.org.