HENRY COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (HCHH)
Founded in 1994 by a steering committee of interested volunteers under the guidance and direction of Habitat for Humanity International, HCHH is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing by making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. By having people work together in equal partnership, Habitat builds new relationships and a sense of community as well as new housing.
HOW ARE HABITAT PROJECTS FUNDED?
Habitat is funded by gifts from interested individuals, churches, community groups, businesses and other organizations. House payments from homeowner families go into a revolving fund which provides capital for restoring or building other houses.
HOW ARE DONATIONS USED?
Donations are used to purchase building sites and materials. HCHH has no paid employees and very modest administrative expenses. Space for office work is donated by individuals as are most supplies and services.
HOW IS HCHH ORGANIZED?
Like other Habitat affiliates, HCHH has covenants with Habitat for Humanity International. HCHH is locally organized by volunteers throughout Henry County. The Board of Directors is guided in its decision-making by locally approved bylaws. Many volunteers accomplish important work through the following committees: Site Selection, Family Selection, Family Support, Building, Volunteer Coordination, Fund-Raising, and Public Relations.
HOW ARE PARTNERS SELECTED?
Families or individuals wishing to be considered for a Habitat house will need to submit a completed application to the Family Selection Committee. An application can be found.