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Our Mission

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

Our Vision

A community where everyone has a decent place to live.

History and Philanthropy

Midland County Habitat for Humanity (MCHFH) was incorporated as a Habitat for Humanity International affiliate in 1988 and built its first home the following year. Its purpose is to provide adequate and affordable housing for Midland County families in need. Using volunteer labor and donations, MCHFH builds simple houses and sells them, providing an affordable, 30 year mortgage. MCHFH holds the mortgage on the homes until it is paid off by the Partner Family.

MCHFH, like its parent organization, is based on the principle of Christian partnership, which brings together people of all races, nationalities, religions and economic levels, to help those in need. Building community is as important as building houses. That is why each partner family works with a family advocate throughout the construction process. The family advocate will answer their questions and help them build the home-ownership skills that will allow them to maintain their home for years to come. MCHFH works with teams of individuals or groups from various organizations to raise funds and to provide labor to build the houses.

To be considered for an MCHFH home, candidates must demonstrate current housing need, ability to repay the mortgage and willingness to fulfill the "sweat equity" requirement.

In addition to helping Midland County families, MCHFH, like most U.S. affiliates, provides an annual tithe to Habitat for Humanity International to support construction of houses overseas. MCHFH directs its tithe to the Republic of Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic.

Strategic Plan

View our Strategic Plan.

MCHFH Strategic Plan 2016 to 2018

Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

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Habitat’s Mission

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

Habitat’s Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Principles

  • Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ. We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
  • Focus on shelter. We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
  • Advocate for affordable housing. In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
  • Promote dignity and hope. We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
  • Support sustainable and transformational development. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Non-proselytizing policy 

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Habitat International Annual Report

During its 2015 fiscal year, Habitat for Humanity served more than 1.8 million people worldwide through home construction, renovations, critical home repairs or increased access to improved shelter.  You may view Habitat's Annual Report Information here

Our Corporate and Business Partners

Affordable Portables

A.T. Frank Floor Covering

Associated Builders & Contractors

Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors

Bailey Insurance Agency

Bierlein Companies

Brandle Roofing

Case Systems

Chemical Bank

City of Midland

ClearRiver Advertising & Marketing

Consumers Energy

Designed by Julie

Dewitt Lumber

Dow Chemical Employees Credit Union

Dow Corning

Family Fare

First Merit Bank

Fisher Companies

Great Lakes Safety Training Center

Great Michigan Construction Academy

Greater Midland Community Centers

Home Builders Association

HFH MI Prison Build Program

Jim Bluemer Contracting

Lowes

McKay Press

McMahan Thomson & Associates, PC

Members First Credit Union

Midland Community Foundation

Midland Public Schools

Midland Recyclers

Midland Roofing & Remodeling

MidMichigan Health

Päpé Ink

Rider Type & Design

Servinski Sod Service

The Dow Chemical Company

The H Hotel

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Foundation

Valley Electrical Contractors

Valspar

Whirlpool

Wolverine Bank

Zonta of Midland

Faith Partners

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Assumption Catholic Church

Blessed Sacrament Church

Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church

Coleman Wesleyan Church

Eagle Ridge Church of God

Evangelical Free Church

First Baptist Church

First United Methodist Church

Gordonville United Methodist Church

Mapleton United Methodist Church

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

New Life Vineyard Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Sunrise Baptist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

In-Kind Supporters

Big Boy

Café American

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Domino’s Pizza

Family Fare

Journey’s Coffee House

Kroger

Lil Chef

Meijer

Pepsi Beverages Company

Starbucks

Target

The Menu Manager

Tim Hortons

Timbers

Walgreens

Career Opportunities

There are no opportunities at this time.