Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communites and hope.
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian organization with the goal of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness. Our affiliate was established in 1991 to serve the families of Cass and Clay counties.
We partner with local businesses, churches and volunteers to help build homes with qualifying families. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Most importantly, partner families play a large role in the building of the home. They invest 250 hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. They also make interest-free mortgage payments which go into a fund that is used to build more houses.
With the generous support of donors and volunteers LAHFH has made a lasting and meaningful impact in our community by helping local families realize their dreams of homeownership and furthering Habitat’s goal of simple, decent and affordable housing.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity International please visit www.habitat.org.
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After volunteers and the future homeowners work side-by-side to build the home, Habitat sells the home to a pre-qualified family using a 1% down payment and 0%-interest mortgage. Payments are set below 30% of each family’s monthly income to ensure longterm affordability. Because Habitat acts as the lender, 100% of the mortgage principal payments return to Habitat to help build more homes.