This Year's Project: Opening Doors
About Our Organization
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Serving Woodbury, Plymouth and Sioux Counties in Iowa, Dakota County in Nebraska and Union County in South Dakota, Siouxland Habitat for Humanity builds new and rehabilitates simple, existing homes and advocates for safe and affordable housing. As a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization, we provide an opportunity for low income families to increase their independence through home ownership and educational opportunities. We offer a hand up, not a hand out. Initial qualification to become a homeowner is based on three main criteria: need, willingness to partner and ability to pay. Families who are selected for our program are called Partner Families. They work hard for their homes. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, partner families invest up to 500 hours building their own home and other Habitat projects. Habitat houses are sold to families at no profit and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgage payments. The payments are then used to build additional Habitat homes. Founded in 1992, Siouxland Habitat for Humanity builds three to four homes per year. For every dollar you donate to Siouxland Habitat for Humanity, 80-cents goes to programs including construction and community outreach, 10-cents is tithed to help build homes around the world and 10-cents is used for administrative cots.
Current Project: Opening Doors
Our next home build project is slated to be a duplex in Sioux City. Help us welcome home the structure's new families with two new front doors for the project. Each and every time they turn the knob on their front door, these two families will remember your generosity and The Big Give 2020! Your donation will help us frame out the entries, purchase two new steel doors and provide coordinating hardware. Our Opening Doors project provides the physical entrances to the duplex and also protect all they hold dear inside the homes' walls. The doors represent stability and self-reliance for families and their futures.