Habitat For Humanity in North St. Louis County, Minnesota Welcomes You!
A Year in Review
Habitat Needs Your Support!
The need for decent affordable housing continues across North St. Louis County. The 2016 Out of Reach report, which is produced annually by the National Low income Housing Coalition, affirms that Minnesota residents in every corner of the state are facing significant housing hardships. “Minnesota must face the growing crisis of families being unable to cover housing costs,” said Chip Halbach, Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership. “The price we will pay for our inaction will be seen across the age spectrum, from school children in unstable homes falling behind in their studies to senior citizens foregoing medicine and food to retain their shelter.” Find out more about our neighbors’ need for housing.
We partner with communities, churches, businesses, organizations and individuals to make home ownership a reality for families in need. Without your support, our mission to help families in need of a simple, decent and affordabe home would never be attained. There are many ways you can support Habitat:
· Pray – Please continue to partner with us in prayer as we continue to serve families in North St. Louis County.
· Volunteer – We value your time and talent! Have building experience and want to put your skills to good use? No building experience? That’s okay, we provide the building know-how! We have other opportunities to volunteer if building is not in your bucket list. Sign up for our “Volunteer Updates.”
· Donate – Your donations matter! In 2015, 92.4 cents of every dollar went into building homes. Learn more about "How to Donate."
Our vision is simple, “A world where everyone has a decent place to live.” What does having a decent place to live do for families? According to a Wilder Research survey of all Minnesota Habitat families, the impact of a simple, decent and affordable home, which the families helped build, are many. The families experience better health, better performance in school and less reliance on government assistance. They also feel better about themselves and feel more positive about their future. Check out the many ways you are "Making A Difference" in families lives.
The Winter Newsletter is Here!
North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity's Habitat Winter Newsletter is ready to view online.
Click on the following links to read up on the latest news and events at NSLC Habitat for Humanity:
What It's All About
In July 2015, Melissa Wallace and family closed on their new home in Mt. Iron. Melissa spoke at her home dedication and this is truly "what it's all about!"
Help Wanted! Two Summer AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available
Habitat Summer AmeriCorps Construction Opportunity
We have the opportunity for two Summer AmeriCorps workers to assist Steve Burgess, our construction manager, on Habitat job sites. With construction activities in Cook, Mt. Iron and Hibbing, it is going to be a busy start to the construction season and we need all the help we can get!
The two summer positions will go from June to August with a stipend from AmeriCorps of $1,044 per month as well as an educational award at the end of the summer of $1,527.
Partner with Habitat for Humanity this summer through the AmeriCorps VISTA program!
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Nathan Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, January 21st. If you have any questions about the position please call Nathan Thompson at 218-750-7443.
For a complete job description, list of benefits and how to apply, please click here.
HABITAT HOMES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
2016 Building Season is Underway!
Sign up for Email Updates or send us an email at email@example.com to get the latest news and volunteer opportunities!
To see what's happening at Habitat this week click here!
The 2016 building season has begun with a rehabilitation project in Virginia, a "community build" in Hibbing and a new home build in Aurora! Get involved with these projects and check out the current projects link to find out what's happening and for volunteer opportunities.
To find out how you as an individual can help please call Susan Garrett, the Community Resources Manager, at the Habitat office at 866-749-8910 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also organize a group from your church, business civic group or family and friends!
North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity is working to have a meaningful presence on the web to stay more connected with our supporters. Please look for information to be posted regularly about NSLCHFH as we move to build more homes and hope in northern Minnesota! Check out our facebook page and "like" us at: www.facebook.com/nslchfh
Photo: Volunteers during our 2016 Women Build Day in Hibbing!