About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
About Us And Our Mission
Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action and bring people together by building homes, communities and hope.
All are Welcome
Greater Fairfield Area 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.
What we do
Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. 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.
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Because of Covid-19 Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity wasn’t allowed to use volunteers to build a house in 2020. Luckily Homes for Iowa delivered! Supplying an affordable home was more important than ever so GFHFH needed to adjust how we were going to make it happen. Homes for Iowa, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, exists Read more about House Delivered![…]
It has been a challenging 2020 – 2021 build season, but it was so wonderful to have volunteers back on the work site. Over 3 days and 27 volunteers a new shed was built for the next Habitat house in Fairfield. Volunteers from Aeron came from all over Iowa and even some from Illinois! Aeron Read more about Thank You AERON Lifestyle Technology, Inc.[…]
The ReStore is having a great year! Shanaz Kreider is the ReStore manager. The ReStore is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ReStore located at 1903 Business Hwy 34 continues to enjoy a wonderful group of volunteers and donors whom we can’t thank enough! We also thank all of you who have remembered to Read more about GFAHFH ReStore hours[…]
We completed Habitat Home #13 with FHS Construction Technology program and broke ground on Habitat Home #14. We are continuing our partnership with the Construction Technology program at Fairfield High School on the new build. The high school students and their instructor, Shawn Peck, work on the build site school day afternoons, and will help complete the construction of Fairfield Read more about Partnership with FHS Building Trades Program off to a Great Start[…]
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Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated Fairfield Kiwanis Annual Kids’ Day on the Fairfield Town Square. GFAHFH Board members were on hand to offer free balloons, smiles, and information to the families participating in the event.