Families in need of affordable housing live everywhere: small towns and villages, sprawling cities, your community. Housing need presents itself wherever people live and work, and it takes many forms and has far-reaching effects.
While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives. A majority of Americans believe that it is challenging to find affordable quality housing in their communities. And more than half of all adults say they have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage. Such trade-offs may include taking second jobs, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.
Habitat for Humanity has built more than one million houses, affecting change in more than 22 million lives in over 80 countries around the world. Habitat is a grassroots, Christian organization founded on common ground. We bridge theological, political, racial and economic differences by putting love into action.
Volunteer! Donate! Advocate! .
Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne County is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization
an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International
We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
For over two decades, Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County has devoted efforts advocating to end poverty housing and homelessness throughout the Greater Detroit metropolitan area. Over the years, our efforts have built a sense of purpose and dignity in the lives of people who need a hand up not a hand out.
Habitat is not a give-away program. We partner with people who demonstrate a willingness to invest a minimum of 250 sweat equity volunteer hours, a down payment deposit, attend various financial and budget management classes..Families accepted into our program are required to invest their time, talent & resources in exchange for a mortgage.
Our model works because it is designed as a sustainable graduated solution.Monthly mortgage payments return to our revolving fund to build homes for other families in need. Our program provide the support needed to get lives on track.
THE IMPACT OF OUR PROGRAM ON SOCIETY: A study conducted by a national university of Habitat homeowners revealed:
- 35% reported an improvement in children’s grades
- 68% saw improvement in their financial situation
- 40% reported higher educational goals of the family
- 25% reported decreased family conflict
- 25% reported improved health of the family
Help us to continue to build lives & hope! Get Involved! Help Build It!