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Habitat For Humanity York County

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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: Habitat for Humanity York County's mission is to build and rehabilitate homes to work towards the elimination of poverty housing in York County and to stir the hearts and minds of others to take action on this issue.

Results: Habitat has completed 28 durable, energy-efficient, affordable homes in York County in partnership with low-income families and the York County community. Habitat's county wide weatherization program has assisted 133 low-income families since 2014.

Target demographics: low-income homeowners who are in need of energy-efficient, durable, affordable housing

Direct beneficiaries per year: 130 individuals through our weatherization and housing programs

Geographic areas served: York County Maine

Programs: Habitat’s home ownership and weatherization programs work to meet the affordable housing needs of low income families in York County. Habitat's ReStore in Kennebunk sells donated new and used building materials, appliances and electrical and plumbing supplies at greatly reduced prices to support our affordable housing mission.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family was chosen to partner with Habitat for Humanity for a new home. They worked close with us and guided us not only in the building process, but was fully at our access for the transition from renters to home owners. Because of their help, we not only got a new, safe structure of a home, we also got a new, safe community! A place that our family will grow and finally call HOME. Habitat of York County not only stood by us, but rallied an entire county to stand by us as well!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Habitat for Humanity of York County Maine is an organization that went through some stops and starts over several years before entering a sustained growth mode. I have volunteered at the ReStore in Kennebunk for nearly 5 years and in that time I have seen the ReStore become an important resource for good used building supplies/furniture. In the process, the store has demonstrated excellent revenue growth which critical to the core mission of building homes. They are now starting builds on a regular schedule and provide a very active weatherization program - Important in Maine!!
While not a core objective, an additional contribution the organization makes is giving local people who have had some tough breaks in life a chance to work within the organization and progress to the point they are able to return to the community and families as strong contributors. In the cases I have seen I am not sure these people would have made as quick and positive recovery without these opportunities. This has also been an enriching experience for those of us working for Habitat.
Habitat does great work!