A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Who We Are
Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County, founded in 1990, is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Our mission is to build families and communities by eliminating poverty housing in Morgan County, Alabama, and by making simple, decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience. Habitat is a non-profit, ecumenical, grassroots Christian housing ministry. Since its founding, dozens of houses have been built providing those new homeowners safe, quality housing in Morgan County. View some of our recently constructed homes in our Photo Gallery or on our Facebook page.
How Habitat Works
Habitat for Humanity is not a giveaway program. Through volunteer labor, management expertise, and tax-deductible donations of land, money and materials, HFHMC builds homes in Morgan County with the help of future homeowners. The homes are then sold at cost and with no-interest mortgages to selected families. A portion of the monthly house payments goes toward the building of additional homes.
How Families are Selected
Families are selected using three criteria: need, ability to repay a zero-interest mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County. By partnering with Habitat, families contribute 300-400 hours of "sweat equity" labor helping to build their home, other Habitat homes, and by volunteering throughout the community. Additionally, families complete a number of educational classes from budgeting through home maintenance, that give them skills that will help them succeed as homeowners. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat homeowner families. Click here for more details about the family selection process.
A local board of directors made up of a diverse group of community, business, and religious leaders directs the affiliate operations. Habitat is responsible for acquiring land, materials, and permits; providing overall construction supervision; fund raising; and selecting families based upon pre-defined criteria. HFHMC is staffed with an Executive Director, a Construction Supervisor (and Construction Coordinator), a Resource Development Director, a Family Services Coordinator, and a Financial Adminstrator.
The driving force behind HFHMC is its volunteers and partner families who provide virtually all of the house-building labor. Each house requires approximately 1500 volunteer hours to build. Habitat partner families are required to invest 300-400 hours of "sweat equity" labor in their home and other Habitat homes. If you're interested in volunteering with us, please fill out a registration form; we'd love to have you!
Our houses are constructed with local funds, grant monies, homeowner mortgage payments and ReStore proceeds. Can you, your church, business, or organization help us fund a house? If you're interested in learning more about being a house sponsor, please contact our Resource Development Director. We also support the efforts of Habitat for Humanity International by tithing 10% of our donations, unless the donation is restricted to use in Morgan County.
All are Welcome
Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.