North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity

A nonprofit organization

$1,480 raised by 14 donors

74% complete

$2,000 Goal

Six Families Start Their Journey to Homeownership in 2021

I am excited to announce that our 2021 building season has begun!  Our board and staff have been busy bringing together funds, land, families, and voluMoberg Home - Hibbingnteers to successfully fulfil our mission of putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

The challenges of 2020 left us with some finishing touches to complete on three of last year’s homes in Hibbing (2) and Gilbert.  The Moberg, White and Johnson-Victor partner families are finishing up their sweat eq
White Home - Hibbing
uity requirements by working along side volunteers to turn these houses into homes.  Be watching for some exciting home dedication ceremonies to be announce this Johnson Victor Home - Gilbertfall!

Four new home projects are in various stages of construction.  The first home is being built in Gilbert with the Patternoster family.  We were able to frame this home up our wonderful Care-a-vanner crew in partnership with Thrivent Venture grant.  In July, we will began framing Tara Cotten’s home in Cook, working with community volunteers and a second Care-a-vanner crew.  This home will be build in partnership with the Wells Fargo Foundation.

The fall will mark the beginning of two home projects partnership with area schools and students.  The Hibbing High School and Hibbing Community College will work to complete a foundation and framing of a home before the snow arrives and then continue throughout the school year with the home providing their “classroom” space for the Podlogar home.  We are still in the process of selecting a family for this project.  The Mesabi College’s Carpentry Class will provide labor and expertise to form and pour the foundation of the Lamppa home in Virginia.  They will then frame the home up to be weather tight before handing it off to our wonderful volunteers in the Quad Cities.  

Two additioBach Home - Chisholmnal families are also partnering with Habitat to purchase affordable homes this year.  We have been able to bring two of our existing homes back into our program.  The previous homeowner's lives have greatly improved and we have been able to acquire tDanielson Home - Cookhese homes from them to “recycle” with new families.  We will recycle a Chisholm Habitat home with the Bach family.  The Danielson family in Cook will be putting in sweat equity to refresh their recycle home before purchasing it this fall as well.

Thanks to you, six families have started their journey to sustainable, safe and affordable homeownership with us this year.  Together we are changing lives!  This can only be accomplished with your help.  Thank you for every dollar donated and every effort given to build, volunteer and provide expertise to help our neighbors in need.

I have been asked several times this spring if we will continue with building given the great cost increases we are seeing in materials.  The answer is yes.  The main reason is that these six families, due to the challenges we are now seeing, will need a simple, affordable home more than ever!  We have taken steps to work with our suppliers to set aside building materials at the most affordable prices we can find.  We also receive donated materials from our generous partners at Dow Insulation, Louisiana Pacific, Valspar, Schneider Electric, Cree, Yale and Whirlpool which certainly helps to mitigate the cost of building.  

We are very grateful for each of you, our donors, who are helping us stand in the gap.  This year we have also received very generous grants from Otto-Bremer, Essentia Health, Cliffs, Central Mesabi, US Bank and Mardag Foundations. NE United Way, St. Louis County, Minnesota Housing and our area cities have also stepped up to help.  Lastly, our partner families, with the affordable mortgages that we provide, will partner with us to pay for their homes, even with the increase costs this year.  These payments will continue to come back to Habitat to help more of our neighbors in North St. Louis County build homes until we all have a decent place to live.

Thank you for your support,

 Nathan Thompson, Executive Director

 Cotten Family - Cook

 Lamppa Family - Virginia

 Podlogar Family - HibbingPaternoster Home - Gilbert


                                                                                 What Home Means to Me by Nakoya, age 9, Habitat Homeowner

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North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity

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5558 Enterprise Dr. NE PO Box 24
Virginia, MN 55792



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