Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity
Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Summary: Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity, (S/E Habitat) was founded in 1990 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are deeply committed to the belief that all God’s people deserve a decent, affordable place to live. Working with individuals and families, volunteers and dedicated supporters, we build homes, communities and hope.
With our home construction program, low-income families invest in their future with a lot of hard work or “sweat equity.” Families complete a minimum of 300-500 “sweat equity” hours (depending on family configuration) prior to moving in. After the house is built with volunteers, our families purchase their home with a low-interest loan. Each Partner Family receives continued support through education and mentorship.
We also take great pride in the preservation of our existing community neighborhoods. Our Home Repair program, A Brush With Kindness, works with low-income veterans, elderly and/or disabled homeowners in need of minor exterior home repairs. By bringing these homes back to a decent, livable standard, our families are able to stay at home in a comfortable, safe, familiar environment.
Since our founding, S/E Habitat has built over 55 homes. We also offer support to our global partner affiliate in Nicaragua where we have helped build over 60 homes. We welcome people from all walks of life to partner with our program to serve families in need with generosity, humility, and love.