SUPPORT & DONATE TO
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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We build so that everyone has the opportunity for a better future. Your donation will help us do more for families in our Dubuque and Jackson County communities.

VOLUNTEER WITH
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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Join the tens of thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds who each year bring their energy and enthusiasm to a Habitat construction site or serve in other ways.

OWN A HOME THROUGH
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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Ownership of a decent, affordable home strengthens, stabilizes, and supports us as we pursue opportunities to build a bright future. Learn more about Habitat Homeownership.


Seeking to put God’s love into action!

FAQs about how Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. [Because we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live.]

As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.

Once the home is complete, Habitat homeowners purchase their home. [We secure affordable financing and create a payment plan that ensures homeowners do not spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing costs.]

The Family Selection Committee selects homeowners based on three (3) criteria:

1. The applicant’s level of need.
2. Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
3. Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.

Many studies of low-cost housing show that affordable housing has no adverse effect on other neighborhood property values.

In fact, Habitat for Humanity believes that our approach to affordable housing can improve neighborhoods and communities by strengthening community spirit, increasing the tax base, and building better citizens through the cooperative efforts involved in the Habitat for Humanity homeowner program.

Habitat for Humanity | Dubuque and Jackson Counties has a variety of ways for you to volunteer, participate in events, and provide financial support.

If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website, please:
* call our office: 563.556.2195 or
* email us: Director@HabitatDJC.org


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News, updates, and information about Habitat for Humanity | Dubuque & Jackson Counties

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Tricia’s Story

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Restrictive, troublesome, chaotic, crowded – these are just a few of the adjectives Tricia and her kids use to describe their current living situation. Tricia, mother of four (Tristian, 17; Hunter, 15; Gaige, 12; Grace, 12), feels as though the conditions in her current home are stealing her children’s childhood.  The home consists of two […]

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A Brush With Kindness Provides Freedom for Homeowner

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Tom Ritt and his wife Nancy have been living in their Dubuque home for over 20 years. Tom says, “it’s nothing spectacular, but it’s home.” It is a place they can call their own and where they feel most comfortable. However, after 20 comfortable years, home became a place no longer suitable for Tom and Nancy […]

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Volunteer and Change Someone’s Life – It Could be Yours!

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Anyone who can hold a hammer or a bucket or a paintbrush is welcome to the work of Habitat for Humanity. The “muscle” volunteers provide means homes can be built at considerably lower costs. More important, the experience transforms lives, both: for the volunteers who work alongside Habitat homeowners and for partner families who see […]

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