About Habitat for Humanity Hernando Desoto
Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Habitat has built or repaired more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people around the world. HFHI was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife Linda.
Habitat houses are built with volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials. Habitat houses are then sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. Homeowners are required to invest a minimum of 300 hours of “sweat equity” into their house and a combination of other Habitat houses.
The Hernando Desoto Habitat Affiliate currently is managed by its local member Board of Directors. Monthly board meetings, volunteer work days, together with gifts are integral to keeping this ministry alive.
Habitat’s future in Desoto County depends upon people just like you. We need your help to fully eliminate substandard housing in our county. There are a number of ways you can assist, such as volunteering your time on a site work day, participating in a Habitat sponsored fundraiser, donating materials and/or financial contribution, or praying for our efforts. Together, we can use the theology of the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love. Please explore our web site to see how you can get involved!