Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity partners with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanty has been building in Fairfield, Iowa since 1995. We have built ten houses in Fairfield and have not needed to use any government loans. We have enough land to build three more residences, and we are looking for more land at this time.
Individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat homes, and volunteers provide most of the labor. Partner families invest hundreds of hours of labor into building their homes and the homes of others. Each partner family purchases their home with a no-profit, interest-free mortgage. Mortgage payments go into a revolving fund that is used to build more homes.