Habitat for Humanity of Boone County
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Boone County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Our Vision and Values
Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We work towards this vision, being Christ’s Hands and Feet, by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of decent and affordable homes. We have chosen to create opportunities for people to have sustainable housing by partnering with volunteers, donors, and corporations to break the cycle of poverty.
Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Boone County has been offering a hand up not a hand out enabling our partner families to achieve pride in home ownership working side by side with volunteers to build houses. We have built 70 homes and helped over 200 hard working adults and children with their dream of housing stability.
What We Do
The overwhelming need for housing in our communities has provided Habitat for Humanity of Boone County with a unique opportunity to change lives in our neighborhoods. Affordable housing is a serious problem in Boone County and ranks as a top issue among residents. Statistics show that 45% of renters in Boone County are cost burdened – paying more than 30% of their gross income to rent. In Lebanon, 35% of residents make between $20,000 -$50,000 a year, with a 2-bedroom apartment costing over $1,000 per month. Habitat Boone County is addressing the needs of families searching for a lasting, positive change to their living situation. Our families dream of a day when they have a permanent place to call home and can hope for a different life ahead.
Working with volunteers, families, individuals, corporations, congregations, and donors, we are able to address this important housing issue throughout Boone County. We are the only not-for-profit in Boone County that is working to provide sustainable, secure, affordable, long-term housing for those in need in our community. We are dedicated to making homeownership possible for these hardworking families and individuals.
We offer a hand up, not a hand out
With the support of community partners, donors and volunteers, Habitat for Humanity of Boone County constructs new alongside Habitat partner homebuyers. Our partner homebuyers make a small down payment and monthly interest-free mortgage payments, and they invest 200-400 hours of sweat equity hours building their future Habitat home and the homes of other Habitat homebuyers. Habitat homes are sold to partner homebuyers at no profit and are financed with affordable loans.
Since 1984, we have built, rehabilitated, or repaired over 70 houses in neighborhoods all across Boone County. Shelter is a basic human need, and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable, and affordable housing a reality for all.