Who We Are

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Coles County Habitat for Humanity seeks to improve the community by eliminating substandard housing in Coles County and making sure safe, affordable housing is a matter of conscience and action.

OUR VISION:  A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

OUR MISSION: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Coles County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

We are a locally run affiliate of Habitat International, which is a non-profit Christian housing organization.  We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and work with members of our community to provide decent, affordable housing to qualified applicants.   The houses are sold at no profit and with no interest charged. 

Our affiliate was founded in 1989.  To date, we have completed 39 homes throughout our county.  Volunteers provide most of the labor while individuals, churches and organizations supply funding and materials.  Partner families themselves are required to complete 225 hours of "sweat equity" into building their homes and those of others.  Mortgage payments are invested into a revolving fund assisting with the construction of additional homes. 

ALL ARE WELCOME: Coles County Habitat for Humanity has 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. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Our Vision  and Mission