Habitat For Humanity Menominee River

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Building communities where everyone has a decent place to live

 

"Changing lives one nail at a time."

Equal Housing Opportunity

About Menominee River Habitat for Humanity

We are a faith based Christian nonprofit housing ministry. We believe in helping our
neighbor by giving a hand up… not a hand out. There are three components to
Habitat for Humanity—partner families, volunteers, and donors. All three are
needed to successfully accomplish our goal of eliminating substandard housing in
our community. We offer three programs—home ownership, neighborhood
revitalization, and the Habitat ReStore.

We believe that every individual has a right to their own religious identity. Our programs do not discriminate based on religious identity.

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Our Mission Statement

Habitat for Humanity Menominee River works in partnership with God and people
everywhere to serve families in need.  We build and renovate houses while
improving neighborhoods to help create communities where people are able to live
and grow to their full potential.

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Our Story

Locally, the Menominee River Affiliate has housed over 40 families since our beginning in 1994.
Our homes are built to Energy Star and Green Build standards, which results in lower utility bills for our families. Three of our recent homes were rehabs of donated houses.

Partner families purchase their home with an affordable mortgage. The money from the
mortgage payments is used by the affiliate to construct or renovate additional affordable
housing as well as in our neighborhood revitalization program. We are audited annually.

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Strategic Plan

· 2015 – Serve three families with home ownership, serve fifteen families with minor exterior repairs of up to $2,500 and serve an additional one family through A Brush with Kindness.

· 2016 – Serve three families with home ownership, serve fifteen families with minor exterior repairs of up to $2,500 and serve an additional four families through A Brush with Kindness.

· 2017 – Serve one family with home ownership, serve twenty families with minor exterior repairs of up to $2,500, and serve an additional five families through A Brush with Kindness.

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Why We Do What We Do?

· About half of the renters in Dickinson and Iron County pay more than 30% of their income for rent. Habitat families generally pay a lower monthly mortgage payment than they were paying previously in rent.

· Studies have shown that homeownership leads to more stability in the family, more involvement in the community, and more involvement in their children’s activities.

· Studies have also shown that children living in stable homes experience a higher rate of success in school than children whose families relocate multiple times or live in inadequate housing.

· Many of our neighborhoods have homes reaching the end of their uselful lifespan; some structures are over 60 years old. Most of the sidewalks and parks around these older homes need attention or are in disrepair.  Habitat, in partnership with others, is committed to changing this situation.

Habitat Office
113 S Milwaukee Ave
Kingsford, MI 49802
(906) 779-5377
hfh@habitatmr.com

ReStore Kingsford
113 S Milwaukee Ave
Kingsford, MI 49802
(906) 774-2867
Mon-Sat 9-4
Closed Sundays

ReStore Iron River
211 West Maple St
Iron River, MI 49935
(906) 214-5005
Tues-Sat 9-4
Closed Sun-Mon

restore@habitatmr.com

 

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