Interested in becoming a Habitat Homeowner?

On October 1st, Habitat will begin accepting applications from individuals and families living in Coles County for our 41st build. Anyone interested in learning more about our work and requirements please contact Melissa, at the Habitat office 217-348-7063.

Our 39th Partner Family

House Blessing for 39th Partner Family

​Saturday, September 14th, 10:00 a.m.

3224 Shelby, Mattoon

*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!


Coles County Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry welcoming all people dedicated to improving  living standards within its community.  The organization strives to enrich quality of life by building and preserving safe, affordable housing for qualified families and individuals through education, networking and community partnerships.


Coles County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) is thrilled to announce our 39th partner family, James Dare and Alisha Quast.  James moved to Mattoon in 2010 and has been employed at Rural King for the past four years.  Alisha is a Mattoon native and is a stay at home mom.  James and Alisha have two beautiful children, their son Brody is 7 years old, and their daughter Delanie is 3 years old.   

James and Alisha are excited to build their new home and to get to know everyone at Habitat.  CCHFH along with the family will begin construction of the home located at 3224 Shelby in Mattoon in April.  The home is expected to be complete in September. 

Anyone interested in volunteering for the build can contact Melissa McDaniel at the CCHFH office at 217-348-7063 or by email at