Q: What is Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County MI, and what do you do?
A: We are a homeownership program that builds and sells homes to local people in need of decent and affordable housing. We are an independently funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry.
Q: Are Habitat homes given away?
A: No. Our homes are built in partnership with low-income people. Homebuyers pay for closing costs and make affordable monthly mortgage payments. Homebuyers are required to invest around 200 hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others, as well as attend a series of Home Buyer Education classes
Q: What kinds of homes do you build?
A: Habitat of St. Joseph County MI currently builds and rehabilitates single-family homes
Q: Where do you build your homes?
A: Habitat of St. Joseph County MI has a service area that covers all of St. Joseph County MI.
What about volunteering?
Q: How can I volunteer with Habitat of St. Joseph County MI?
Q: What are the age requirements to volunteer with Habitat?
You must be at least 18 years old (16 years old with parental consent) to volunteer. Youth under the age of 16 can also support Habitat's mission through a variety of other projects. fundraising, administrative support, and office work to name a few.
Q: Do you need previous construction experience to volunteer on a Habitat construction site?
A: No. Anyone who wants to help and is at least 16 years old is welcome on the construction site. Site supervisors will provide you with tools and equipment and teach you how to use them safely!
Q: What days can I volunteer?
A: Contact Nick Metzger: Cell: 269-290-8018 for available hours!
Q: Can groups of people volunteer?
Yes. Volunteer Groups are made up of 3-10 people who want to volunteer at the same site on the same day.
What are the different types of donations?
Q: What types of donations does Habitat of St. Joseph County MI accept?
A: There are many ways you can donate and support Habitat of St. Joseph County MI. Cash, skilled trades (electrician, accountant, graphic design), Donate materials for a build. (we currently cannot accept used goods as we do not have a restore).
Q: How do I make a cash donation?
A: Cash donations can be made online through our secure form. You can also send a check or Money Order payable to:
Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County MI or (HFHSJCMI),
666-A East Main St. Centreville MI, 49032
Q: How do I donate building materials or other items to Habitat?
A: At this point Habitat for Humanity only accepts new building materials. Other donation maybe donated to either Portage or Elkhart Habitat Restor
Q: How do I become a sponsor of Habitat of St. Joseph County MI
A: There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for individuals or for congregations, organizations, or companies. Call Nick Metzger at 269-290-8018 to find out more!
What about Habitats homeowner program?
Q: How do I apply to the Habitat homeownership program?
A: Candidates for a Habitat home must meet and follow strict qualification guidelines. For info about qualifying for the program contact Nick Metzger at 269-290-8018 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What are the requirements for the Habitat homeownership program
A: Applicants must show that they are willing to partner with Habitat of St. Joseph County MI, must demonstrate a need for housing, and must have the ability to make a monthly mortgage payment by meeting our income and credit requirements.
Q: How long does the application process Take?
A: from the time you fill out the application you will know if you've been chosen as a partner family within 2-3 months. It could be another 16-20 months before a you actually move into your new Habitat home.