Freeport Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
P.O. Box 96
Freeport, IL 61032
Area: Stephenson County Illinois
Founded in 1997
We are currently working on the development of the Habitat Subdivision located on Locust Street at Winnefred Street across from the High school soccer field. Lack of finances is keeping us from starting construction. The subdivision will contain three ranch homes with full basements and garages. We hope to start construction late in 2011. Come talk to us at the 2011 Freeport Home Show at the YMCA at Highland College. The show will be held March 12th and 13th. It will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and from 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.
Is you, your church or company interested in contributing funds to help the If so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org call Jim at 815-616-8125.
We need volunteers to help with the various subcommittees. Weare looking for an affiliate secretary, Fund raising people, Family Support people and people willing to work with the Board of Directors. Please Call Bob at 815-232-8776
Please call and register your company or church group for a Saturday work day in advance at the above number. We will be clearing the three lots this spring. Many trees and brush need to be removed.
If you wish to donate to the local Habitat affiliate, you can mail your donation to Freeport Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 96, Freeport, Il 61032
If you or someone you know is in need of decent, affordable housing, please call Barb at 815-232-1657. The requirements are an income between $12/hour and $17/hour, a good credit rating, willingness to put in 300 hours of sweat equity and $500 down payment.
Help us eliminate substandard housing in our community! It's quick, easy and safe to support the house-building, hope-building work of Freeport Habitat for Humanity through Habitat for Humanity International's secure online donation system. You can even send a gift card announcing your donation in honor of a loved one or a special occasion.