Habitat For Humanity Barry County
Habitat for Humanity Barry County was incorporated on May 8, 1989 and since that time we have built 43 new homes. We build our homes in partnership with low-income Barry County families. We are currently building home number 44 just south of Hastings for the Jason Goggins family.
If you would like to volunteer to work on the construction of this home with us, please contact Cindy our Executive Director at 269-948-9939 for work times and site details.
What is Habitat? Read on…
Our Mission Statement is:
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity International has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We strive toward that same vision in our county!
Habitat for Humanity Barry County is a Christian ministry dedicated to making that vision become reality, one home at a time. We are run by a volunteer Board of Directors. Aside from a few key staff people, we rely on volunteer labor in the ReStore, and on the construction site.
Habitat for Humanity Barry County relies solely on community support to fund our mission.
Please consider helping Habitat help more people by donating to our organization today.
Our Home Program
There are many paths to Home Ownership, but a traditional mortgage program can be out of reach for many people. We can remove some of the barriers, but not all of them. If you are selected as a partner family we will build, or renovate, an energy efficient home for you. We then sell it to you for the appraised value, keeping it affordable for your family by fluctuating the terms and not adding market rate interest. Your credit must be decent and your debt load cannot be excessive. The down payment on a Habitat home is $500.00 + your hours of work. That makes a Habitat partnership an appealing option for many people who would otherwise only be able to afford a “handyman’s dream” home.
Our homes are sold, not given, to selected low-income partner families. Prospective homeowners are required to provide “sweat equity” of at least 300 hours of work on the construction of their home in order to qualify. Newly constructed homes are Energy Star Certified and are built according to Universal Standards.
Homes are built with the help of volunteers. We use supplies and subcontractors from our local communities whenever possible, thus providing additional benefits to Barry County. The short term objective is to construct our homes one at a time, as we can raise the money. The long term objective is to increase community support and awareness while creating a sustainable construction fund.
We also have a home repair program that can assist with critical home repairs in existing homes. We work in partnership with Barry County Home Repair, Community Action Agency and other local organizations to help low-income homeowners in our county be able to stay in their existing homes.
Help Build Strength and Stability
At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. When a family helps build or improve a place they can call home, they are also building a better community, a better life for
Your donation will help families in need of a decent place to build long-term financial
security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds.
Thanks to you, Habitat is transforming lives here in Barry County and all around the world.