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2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Homeless & Housing, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Housing Support, Religion

Mission: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Results: Since 1990, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 152 homes throughout Genesee County.

Target demographics: Low-to-moderate income residents of Genesee County, Michigan

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016 we completed construction on 6 new homes; rehabilitated 3 work/live buildings; repaired 12 homes; and engaged 188 neighborhood residents through various meetings, workshops, clean-ups, and build projects

Geographic areas served: Genesee County, Michigan

Programs: Homeownership services, critical home repair, and neighborhood revitalization

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Habitat has always been willing to work with partners and organizations in various sectors of the community--whatever it takes to get the job done. Habitat's staff is very aware of the challenges facing Flint. They take a collaborative, community-engaged approach to problem solving. I have found the staff to be highly competent and professional.

Kurt N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an architect that has worked with the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity staff for the past 5 years, I can honestly say they are the hardest working and collaborative nonprofit in the city of Flint. They don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk. I am always so impressed how they manage to do so much with a small staff! They are amazing and I hope to see them working for Flint and Genesee County for many years to come!

Chris C. C.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It's been great to work with Genesee county Habitat fo humanity for the last six years. I've been lucky enough to work with superior wall foundation systems and general housing corporation modular housing Products. This has shown me some different ways and new ways to help alleviate the problem of housing and making do with Financial constraints. Working for GM one of the companies has partnered with us in the Flint area makes me proud to see so much being done by our members. This partnership help earn us a donated 2500 HD Silverado . This is why they are an affiate of distinction. I get to work with other regulars volunteers and staff members to ensure that those that need a hand up are able to in Genesse County, by combining donations of materials and dollars we can build more houses and that's what good affiliates do.
Sincerely,
Chris c. Covetz
Crew Leader/Core Leader
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

Client Served

Rating: 5

Habitat has done so much for me, my family and my community. They helped me buy my first home. The director helped me start a home repair program through Habitat, where I now have the opportunity to work and give back. They really helped me achieve my vision of the American Dream.

Jasmine25

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Habitat is an awesome place. They have done many good things for my community and they actually care about the community. They have built and given homes to deserving people, built wheelchair ramps, and countless other things.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I think about building sustainable community, I reflect on all the work that Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County has done and has committed to doing in the future. The tremendous work being done on the North End of Flint is truly remarkable. They have been willing to partner with other stakeholders within the city to truly transform communities one neighborhood at a time. They are on the cutting edge of best practices as it relates to capacity building and engaging residents in a true partnership towards community revitalization. They wholeheartedly value relationships over institutions. Well done!

Theresa74

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Habitat for Humanity has done a wonderful job building homes and giving people an opportunity to become home owners in the city of Flint. I've known several people with Habitat houses and they are gorgeous! Also, the ReStore has been a really great visible way to remind people of Habitat and encourage people to reuse materials.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,
My name is Whitney and I am buying my first home all thanks to Habitat for Humanity in Genesee county. My daughter and I couldn't be happier with our home and all the volunteers and workers that made this a possibility for us. Everyone was so amazing and helpful in every way. I will forever be grateful and I will also continue to volunteer and help people out like myself and in other situations. Thank you!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Habitat in Genesee county for two years and greatly appreciate the opportunity to make my contribution to improving life in our community. I have worked with and for non-profit organizations for over thirty years and find Genesee County Habitat to be organized by highly organized and committed staff who have been providing homes for residents in Flint and Genesee county for over 25 years.
J. Verreau

Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity does excellent working addressing the pressing need in Flint for decent, affordable housing.

Debi20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Habitat for Humanity is one of my favorite ways to give back. Not only do you get to help improve your community but you help with Home Ownership. Enhancing the lives of others is so fulfilling.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Habitat for Humanity is great! Every time I go there, everybody is very helpful and friendly and they make me want to go back. I love visiting the Habitat for Humanity and I have had nothing but the best experience with them!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity really embodies what a non-profit should be. The staff is always very friendly and helpful and they truly want to see our community shine again. Not only do they bring people together to help build affordable housing to those in need but they also are involved in helping other non-profits in our community succeed. I have had nothing but the best experience with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity not only changes the lives of the families it serves but transforms entire neighborhoods. Creating safe places for families and individuals to come home to. In return, these new home owners are giving back to their community.