Search

Nonprofit

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

Joined in January 2017

About Us

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Vision Statement: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 "It is hard to argue that housing is not a fundamental human need. Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else falls apart." -Matthew Desmond

History and Background

Founded in 1990, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) is one of nearly 1,200 United States affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International.

Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity International in 1976 with the vision of eliminating poor housing conditions and homelessness from the world. Throughout the last forty years, Habitat for Humanity International has maintained its vision of a world in which everyone has a decent place to live, incorporating both housing and community/neighborhood development in its mission of building homes, communities and hope.

Population Served

One hundred percent of individuals and families served by Genesee County Habitat for Humanity are low-to-moderate income earning 30-80% of the area median income, (source: income chart issued by US Department of HUD). GCHFH serves all of Genesee County, Michigan.

On average, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity serves over 500 partners and community members per year. The following provides a breakdown of those served by program area. Applications for the following programs are available on our website: www.geneseehabitat.org.

·        Homeownership Services: Approximately 10-12 local families per year

·        Critical Homeowner Occupied Repair Program: To date: 796 individuals served including, 382 families, 131 people with disabilities, 24 veterans, and 144 seniors

·        Aging In Place: Free and open to any Genesee County Resident age 55 or better. Services include major repair projects as well as more basic safety upgrades such as installation of handrails or removal of tripping hazards

·        Neighborhood Revitalization: To date the Flint BRAND Program has invested over $500,000 to help 30 grassroots neighborhood organizations

·        Financial Opportunity Center: Program is open to all. Over 100 individuals provided with one-on-one financial coaching throughout the year

·        ReStore: Open to the public year-round Tuesday through Saturday 9AM to 5PM (except holidays). The store saves an estimated 300 tons from the landfill each year and is on track to do $450,000 in annual sales. All proceeds go toward creating affordable housing options right here in Genesee County.

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Vision Statement: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 "It is hard to argue that housing is not a…

Issue Areas Include

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Philanthropy
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 101 Burton St, Flint, MI None, United States

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite organizations and get email alerts when new ones are posted.