Founded in 1994, Habitat for Humanity Whitley County, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is Whitley County's only non-denominational, Christian-principled housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Whitley County. Working in partnership with local churches, businesses, individuals and other non-profit organizations to plan, staff and fund the renovation and building of Habitat homes we have and will continue to serve those in our community in need of simple, safe, affordable housing. By reaching out to our community in this mission we hope that others will see our faith in action and in turn experience God's love and presence in their lives.
We have completed four homes within the last seven months. These homes provide decent, affordable, energy efficient housing for 25 individuals. We plan to start phase two of our West Side - Kriegbaum Woods Addition in the late spring of 2010. With the average habitat household size being five members, this will lead us to being able to serve an additional 20 individuals in need.
Other goals include working collaboratively with other Indiana Habitat affiliates in our area, partnering with local constituents such as Whitley County Community Foundation, and other organizations to provide financial literacy to the entire community. We aim to make each home visitable and/or accessible in recognition of the many disabilities and/or health problems that consistently occur among low-income families as they age.
Habitat for Humanity of Whitley County does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, marital status, or because any portion of an applicant's income is derived from public assistance programs.