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Dubuque & Jackson Counties

Habitat for Humanity | Dubuque and Jackson Counties is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to provide affordable housing solutions in Dubuque and Jackson Counties.

Since founding in 1991, we have built 23 homes to help families working to improve their living situations. We bring people together to build, rehabilitate, and maintain safe, decent, and affordable homes.

Nobody loves a good worship service more than I do, but we are called to make religion real, to make our faith come alive. Helping others have a decent place to live is one way to do that and it doesn’t take too long for others to recognize it, too.”

— Millard Fuller


Habitat for Humanity International

Millard Fuller, a millionaire lawyer at the age of 29, had a prosperous law career, but his health, integrity, and marriage suffered. These crises prompted Fuller to re-evaluate his values and direction. His soul-searching led to reconciliation with his wife and a renewal of his Christian commitment. The Fullers discovered their new focus in 1976 when they founded a Christian, ecumenical housing ministry called Habitat for Humanity. Today Habitat for Humanity operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate, and repair more than one million decent, affordable houses sheltering more than three million people worldwide. More than five million people are now living in Habitat homes.


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