Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity was built upon a foundation of faith. Established in 1973 as an extension of Koinonia Farm – a Christian community in Americus, Georgia – Habitat’s mission statement is “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
Since its founding Habitat works in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and approximately 70 countries, and has helped more than 13 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.
Nevada County Habitat for Humanity (NCHFH) takes the spiritual core of the Habitat mission seriously. To give legs to this commitment, NCHFH has established the HomeBuilder Faith Community.
Nevada County Habitat for Humanity: We are Building on Faith
The HomeBuilder Faith Community Program
A Habitat for Humanity HomeBuilder Faith Community is one that supports the ongoing efforts of Nevada County Habitat for Humanity and builds awareness of the Habitat program and issues relating to the lack of access to affordable housing locally and beyond; and prays for the lives and communities of those touched by NCHFH, which often can include vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, disabled and socially marginalized. We believe very strongly in the power of prayer, and know that our work could not continue without it.
HomeBuilder Faith Communities uphold and strengthen the spiritual core of the Habitat for Humanity mission locally. Ecumenical in nature, all faith traditions are welcome to become designated a HomeBuilder Faith Community.
How to Become designated as a HomeBuilder Faith Community
Designate a HomeBuilder Coordinator
To facilitate coordination and communication, the Faith Community will designate a HomeBuilder Coordinator, who will be a representative member of the Faith Community Homebuilder Team.
Habitat for Humanity HomeBuilder Events
Once a year, or more often if desired, the Faith Community will hold a special Habitat for Humanity HomeBuilder Event. This event is meant to bring the members of the Faith Community awareness of the local housing crisis, how the Habitat mission contributes to the solution, and how the specific Faith Community and its members can participate.
Making a Financial Commitment
The HomeBuilder Faith Community will commit to making a financial commitment to Nevada County Habitat for Humanity. This commitment can be met through various means, such as: a) Special offering, b) Monthly, quarterly or annual donation, c) Sponsorship of a Nevada County Habitat for Humanity event, d) Donations from individual Faith Community members.