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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.

Strategic Plan FY2020 to FY2022

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.

people in the shape of a house.

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



 Jennifer Chappel

Chief Executive Officer


Amanda King

Impact Manager


Dan Laabs

ReStore Manager


Erich Ostrander

Construction Manager


KayLeigh Stachowiak

Finance Manager


Katty Owens

Homeowner Services Manager

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Jill Dougherty

Board Chair
Great Lakes Safety Training Center
Linden Rogers, The Dow Chemical Company

Linden Rogers

Vice Chair
Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Isabella Bank
Shane Bradley

Shane Bradley

SYM Financial Advisors
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Tim Johnson

Past Chair
Melissa Chichester

Melissa Chichester

Tony Robbins

Andy Cripe

Northwood University
Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis

Greater Michigan Construction Academy
Missie Freier

Missie Freier

1st State Bank

Rev. Dr. Wally Mayton

Memorial Presbyterian Church
Heather McLaughlin

Heather Mclaughlin

Modern Realty

Samantha Nelson

NEMSCA Headstart
Bill Schramm

William Schramm

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Michelle Wilkins


Our Corporate and Business Partners

* contributing to our mission financially, in-kind donations and or employee volunteer time

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Valley Electric

1st State Bank

Alloy Construction

Answer Heating and Cooling

Arbury Insurance

Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors

Barton Mallow

Bierlein Companies

Blasy Electric

Bone & Bailey Agency Inc.

Chad and Sue Moody

Consumers Energy

CPI Fluid Engineering

Dow Credit Union

Family Fare

Floyd Arbor Gleaners

Great Lakes Bay Construction

Greater Michigan Construction Academy



Great Lakes Safety Training Center

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan

HFH MI Prison Build Program

Home Builders Association

Horizon Bank

Ieuter Insurance Group

Isabella Bank

Jim Bluemer Contracting

Linked Technologies Inc.

Lowes of Midland

Lubrizol Corporation

MAG Insulation

Maple Hill Nursery

Members First Credit Union

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Mercantile Bank



Midland Area Community Foundation


MyMichigan Health

Omni Tech Int. Ltd.

Orvosh Builders

Precision Torque Control, Inc.

Servinski Sod Service

Spence Brothers

Standard Electric

SYM Financial Advisors

The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation

The Herbert H. and Grace A Dow Foundation

Three Rivers Corporation

Tri-Star Trust

Valley Electrical Contractors

Valspar Paint


Zonta Club 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

Faith Ministries

First United Methodist Church

Gordonville United Methodist Church

Midland Church of the Brethren

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Messiah Lutheran Church

New Life Vineyard Church

North Bradley Church of God

Our Lady of Grace Parish

Sanford United Methodist Chruch

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Sunrise Baptist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

United Church of Christ

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