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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

MCHFH STAFF

Jennifer Chappel - 
Chief Executive Officer

 Jennifer Chappel

Chief Executive Officer

chappel@midlandhabitat.org
Eric Ostrander - Construction Manager

Eric Ostrander

Construction Manager

ostrander@midlandhabatat.org
Dan Laabs - ReStore Manager

Dan Laabs

ReStore Manager

laabs@midlandhabitat.org
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Lisa Brown - Neighborhood
Revitalization 
Coordinator

Lisa Brown

Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator

brown@midlandhabitat.org
Marlane Davis - Office and Homeowner Manager

Marlane Davis

Family Services and Office Manager

office@midlandhabitat.org

MCHFH BOARD MEMBERS

JenKempf

Jennifer Kempf

President
The Dow Chemical Company
Gerri Reado, 
Past President, Retired

Gerri Reado

Past President
Retired
Tim Johnson, Secretary

Tim Johnson

Vice President
The Dow Chemical Company
Jill Dougherty

Jill Dougherty

Secretary
Great Lakes Safety Training Center
Tom Sczepanski, Three Rivers Corporation

Clark Rudd

Treasurer
Deloitte
Steve Anderson, Director Emertus, Retired

Steve Anderson

Director Emeritus
Retired
Melissa Farley, Midland Area Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Farley

Midland Area Chamber of Commerce
Tammy Metevia, Chemical Bank

Bill Garchow

Chemical Bank
Millie Jezior, MidMichigan Health

Millie Jezior

MidMichigan Health
Tim Lacey

Tim Lacey

DuPont Performance Building Solutions
Tom Sczepanski, Three Rivers Corporation

Justin Marshall

Northwood University
Tammy Metevia, Chemical Bank

Tammy Metevia

Chemical Bank
Rev. Dr. Rhonda Myers, Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church

Rev. Dr. Rhonda Myers

Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church
Linden Rogers, The Dow Chemical Company

Linden Rogers

The Dow Chemical Company
Lee Rouse, Ovni Tech Int., Ltd.

Lee Ann Rouse

Omni Tech Int., Ltd.
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Tom Sczepanski

Three Rivers Corporation

Our Corporate and Business Partners

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

Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter

Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors

Barton Malow

Bolger + Battle

Bone & Bailey Insurance Agency

Bierlein Companies

Brandle Roofing

Brookdale Midland

Cintas Corporation

Chemical Bank

City of Midland

Coffee Chaos

Consumers Energy Foundation

Dan Tuma Media

Designed by Julie

Dewitt Lumber

Dow Chemical Employees Credit Union

Dow Corning Foundation

Eastman Party Store

Family Fare

Fisher Companies

Floyd Arbor Gleaners

Garber Chevrolet

Great Lakes Bay Construction

Great Lakes Safety Training Center

Greater Michigan Construction Academy

Greater Midland Community Centers

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan

HFH MI Prison Build Program

Home Builders Association

Horizons Bank

Huntington National Bank

Ieuter Insurance

Isabella Bank

Jim Bluemer Contracting

Kroger

Live Oak

Lowes of Midland

Lubrizol Corporation

M&K Lawn care

McKay Press

Members First Credit Union

MSHDA

Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency

Midland Area Community Foundation

Midland Ford Lincoln

Midland Public Schools

MidMichigan Health

Omni Tech Int. Ltd.

Performance Building Solutions

Rider Type & Design

Starbucks

Schneider Electric

Servinski Sod Service

Superior Title and Settlement Agency

Target

The Dow Chemical Company

The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation

The Hampton in by Hilton

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation

Three Rivers Corporation

Tri City Remodeling

Valley Electrical

Valspar Paint

Whirlpool

Windemueller Elecctric

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