We believe all people deserve, at least, a simple and decent place in which to live and grow into all that God intends for them to be. Habitat’s goal is to eliminate poverty and substandard housing worldwide.
We serve Benton, Carroll, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White Counties.
We do more than help families purchase a new home; we help families change their lives in a way that builds the future. By using donated materials, volunteer labor, and professional services, Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette builds and rehabilitates high-quality homes with the help of future homeowners, our partners.
how we build homes
No Habitat home is possible without volunteers, tax-deductible donations of money and materials, and “sweat equity” hours from our partner families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit.
A Habitat home in Tippecanoe County costs an average of $65,000 to build. The typical house built by Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette has 1,050 square feet of finished living space, including 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ bathrooms, and a garage. Average monthly mortgage payments are $450 or less. Additionally, all Habitat construction is Energy-Star rated.
Whether in the US or overseas, families in need apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate’s family selection committee considers applicants’ level of need, their willingness to become partners in the Habitat program, and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat homeowner families.