Founded in 1992, Itasca County Habitat for Humanity (ICHFH) now has 31 homes throughout nine communities. We are a homeownership program for low-income families and individuals. To qualify for a Habitat home, applicants must have an income lower than 50 percent of HUD median for Itasca County, currently live in substandard housing and have the ability and willingness to partner with Habitat. Partnering includes paying a $500 down payment, providing 300 to 600 sweat equity hours and have the ability to make payments on a 0%, 30 year mortgage.
Habitat homes are constructed using all new materials that are either donated or purchased and approximately 90 percent of the labor to build the home is volunteer. Our homes are built to the standards of the Minnesota Green Communities criteria and are Energy Star certified.
Funding comes from individual, church and corporate donors, grants, the ReStore and monthly house payments made by existing Habitat Homeowners.
The ReStore is a used and surplus home improvement store. Materials sold in the ReStore are donated by individuals, contractors, and local retailers. The proceeds are used to fund the construction of more Habitat homes in Itasca County. The ReStore is open to the public, Tuesday through Saturday. ReUse, ReCycle, ReStore.
Volunteers are needed for the build sites, the ReStore and various committees.
Contact us at 218-999-9001 for more information.