Lorain County Habitat for Humanity (LCHfH), a 501 (c ) (3) corporation, is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a faith-based, global affordable housing developer which was founded in 1976. Staffed and managed locally since 1988, LCHfH serves individuals and families throughout Lorain County. LCHfH's mission is seeking to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner families. These factors allow Lorain County HfH offer 0% interest on the mortgages to our families.
From 1989 to 2010 we have built 40 homes throughout the county. For the past three years we have strived to build at least three homes per year. Habitat is not a give away program. In addition to a down payment and a monthly mortgage payment, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor—sweat equity—into building their Habitat home.