A Bit About Us
For over 30 years, Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity has built houses for and with our neighbors in need. A Habitat home is a symbol of hope and connectedness in our community, and it creates ripples of kindness and understanding that extend far beyond its walls.
- Everyone in Central Minnesota has a decent place to live, at a price they can afford
- Gathering communities to transform lives through affordable homeownership
- Partnership: Partnerships are the foundation of our work.
- Empowerment: Empowering families to succeed as they live in stable home environments.
- Dignity: Dignity and respect are achieved by everyone working together.
- Faith: Faith put into action, providing opportunities for all people.
In 1988, eight St. Cloud citizens who were concerned about the lack of decent, affordable housing in the area applied to start a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International to serve the needs of families in Central Minnesota. In 1989 we were granted affiliate status and we began the construction of our first Habitat home in St. Cloud. Our first Partner Family purchased the home in 1990.
Since then, we have sold houses to 108 families. Additionally, we have built almost 100 homes in Costa Rica, Paraguay, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
We have experienced continuous growth, and are always trying to increase our capacity to serve more families in the four-county area.
All Are Welcome
Working Towards a Brighter Future
Habitat for Humanity International and CMHFH have an open-door policy: all who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serve people in need of decent housing regardless of those distinctions.
As a matter of policy, HFHI and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.