of Southwest Montana
66 W. Park Street, Suite 211
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 782-5168 (fax)
Building Houses in Partnership with Gods People in Need
What's New? || Our Board of Directors || What Are We Trying to Do? || How Can I Apply to Get a Habitat House? ||
How Can I Volunteer? || The Smith Family House/Downey Family Sponsorship
- What's Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana?
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses in more than 80 countries, including some 30,000 houses across the United States. Habitat houses are purchased by the homeowner families.
Three factors make Habitat houses affordable to low-income people worldwide:
Houses are sold at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage. Homeowners and volunteers build the houses under trained supervision. Individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide financial support.
Habitat for Humanity's work is organized at the local level by more than 1,900 affiliates worldwide. Affiliates coordinate house building and select partner families. Homeowner families are chosen according to their need; their ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest mortgage; and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate according to race, religion or ethnic group. To learn more, visit their main web site at www.habitat.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana is an affiliate of the larger international organization. Our local affiliate is set up to work in seven counties in Southwest Montana. Right now we are actively building and raising funds to help build homes in Butte, Whitehall, Boulder and Dillon, Montana. A group organized to build Habitat homes in Anaconda has established a separate affiliate there and completed their first home in 1997. To reach the Anacondagroup, call Jim at 406-563-5538.
To get the latest details about our projects, visit our What's New? section.
We have worked hard since 1994 to gather the resources and the local talent to bring decent affordable housing to those willing to work hard and invest of themselves to break the cycle of need that traps too many Americans in sub-standard housing.
We are a mature affiliate, having partnered to complete more than 40 homes, but we have much more to do to ensure that everyone who wants to become a Habitat partner and is qualified for a Habitat home can participate in the program.
We have a long way to go but our path is clear. We know it will require many new hands and hearts. Luckily, our communities are blessed with an abundance of strong hands and big hearts. We hope that we can count yours among them.