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Building Homes, Changing Lives

Habitat for Humanity of Missoula is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing in our community and throughout the world. What is Habitat for Humanity of Missoula doing?

  • Seeking land to build on
  • Partnering with eligible families
  • Building or renovating houses
  • Providing simple, decent, affordable homes for families living in substandard housing
  • Selling houses at cost with no interest or profit
  • Making houses affordable
  • Educating the community about poverty housing and the Habitat solution

How is Habitat financed?

  • Donations from individuals, clubs, churches, businesses, and agencies
  • Grants from private foundations
  • In-kind donations from local and national companies
  • House payments recycled to build more homes
  • No government money for construction

How are families selected for a home?

Families are selected after a lengthy, detailed, nondiscriminatory process which includes applications, interviews, and home visits. Final selections are made based upon: (We are an equal housing lender)

  • Need
  • Ability to repay a mortgage
  • Willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Missoula
  • Residency or Work in Missoula County for one year

How does Missoula benefit from Habitat?

  • People have clean, decent, safe, and affordable homes.
  • Property is added to the tax base.
  • The cycle of poverty is broken.
  • The appearance and value of the community is improved.
  • Money is spent locally on materials.
  • Volunteers gain valuable experience and learn new skills.
  • Families have a new sense of worth.
  • Donating individuals and businesses have an opportunity to fund affordable housing issue.