Habitat works to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.
We care. We want to help.
Habitat builds and rehabs 1-2 affordable homes a year to qualified individuals and families in our community. Mortgages are affordably set at approximately 30% of the homeowner’s income.
“Without Habitat for Humanity we would have never been able to get into a house. We are able to have gardens, a safe place for our children to run and grown, and a stable home where we know we can afford the payment!”
Valerie homeowner since 2009
“Habitat has allowed us to build our own home, with our family, for our family. It would not have been possible financially without the help of Habitat and all the volunteers. Along with learning new skills along the way! We are extremely blessed to have a house to call our home that we built with all of our friends, new and old.”
No, homes are sold to qualified families who purchase it at an affordable mortgage. These moderate to low-income individuals and families are unable to obtain conventional home financing. Generally, this includes those whose income is 30-80 percent of the area’s median income.
Tillamook County Habitat receives funding through a variety of sources including: mortgage payments from Habitat for Humanity homeowners, individual donations, corporate contributions, gifts from faith communities, private and governmental grants, special events, and ReStore proceeds.
No, Habitat is an equal opportunity lender and builds homes in partnership with those in need regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, disability, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, source of income, or other characteristics protected by law. Prospective homeowners must meet three criteria: need, ability to repay the mortgage, and a willingness to partner with Habitat.
No, the late Millard Fuller and his wife Linda started Habitat in 1976 in Americus, GA. President Carter and his wife Rosalynn (whose home is eight miles from Americus, in Plains, GA), have been longtime Habitat supporters and volunteers who help bring national attention to the organization’s home-building work. Each year they lead the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project to help build homes and raise awareness of the need for affordable housing.
There are many ways to help advance the mission of Habitat for Humanity in here in Tillamook County. You can donate funding to help sponsor home construction. You can volunteer on a build site or in a ReStore or in an administrative capacity. You can donate to or shop our ReStore. You can encourage others to join the mission of Habitat for Humanity and dream, become a pray partner and work for a world where everyone has a decent place to live.