“A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat offers people a hand up rather than a handout. Community volunteers work side by side with neighbors in need to build and repair houses. Habitat homeowners pay back the cost of their housing materials through an affordable, no-profit mortgage. Their mortgage payments, together with donations from the public and earnings from two second-hand furniture stores, build more houses. Neither religion nor race is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.
Jefferson County is one of the two or three most expensive counties in the state for housing. Recognizing the large need, the board of directors committed to serving 50 new families from 2011-2016. As a result, the support of the community is more important than ever.
Since 1998, we built a total of 37 homes, recycled five homes and repaired 14 more. From 2012 to 2016, we plan to serve 50 families: 20 with new houses and 30 with repairs. The Neighborhood Revitalization home repair program (NR,) a partnership with the community of Quilcene and other organizations, is a key part of this plan. Read our strategic plan to find out more.
God’s Love in Action
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat conducts its programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community. We reflect our belief that we are all are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination. Therefore, Habitat has a non-proselytizing policy that states the following:
“Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offier assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversation to a particular faith.”