Hardin County Habitat for Humanity (HCHFH) revitalizes neighborhoods and builds simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income families in Hardin County. HCHFH is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global home building movement. Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving families in need and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.
Founded in 1992, Hardin County Habitat for Humanity has been providing homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 29 years. Habitat serves Hardin County, KY, and has built over 73 homes in partnership with local families. Collectively, Habitat for Humanity has built over 1,000,000 homes worldwide, averaging one home every seven minutes.
Habitat works with qualified, low-income families to help them realize the dream of owning their own home. We believe that building equity is a long-term solution to the problem of generational poverty. Habitat is the only organization in Hardin County that consistently offers homeownership opportunities to families making 30-60% of the area’s median income. We do this through a hand UP, not hand OUT model in which homeowners help to build and then buy their home from Habitat.
Here’s how it works: after completing 500 sweat equity hours (250 for individual home owners), families sign their affordable mortgages and make monthly payments. These payments go into the Revolving Fund for Humanity to pay it forward, helping to build more homes.
Instead of being in a vulnerable and fragile economic position, Habitat families find themselves in a position of strength. Habitat homeowners are committed and successful. By providing a hand up, not a hand out, our program prepares and empowers those we serve.
We are partnering with the Hardin County, Elizabethtown as well as our community to do our part in helping families achieve the American Dream of owning a home. We want to break the chain of poverty by giving our partner families a Hand Up, not a Hand Out.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
“A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
- Diversity and Inclusiveness: We believe that all people deserve a simple, decent place to live and have something to contribute in building homes and helping our communities. We welcome people from all walks of life to partner with our program.
- Homeownership: We believe in the power of homeownership to affirm dignity, encourage hope, and transform lives. A healthy, stable home improves the quality of life, both for the family and the community.
- Families as Partners: We believe that dignity is promoted not simply by living in an adequate house, but by fully contributing to the process of building and buying that home and helping others acquire adequate shelter.
- Volunteerism: We believe in the volunteer spirit and are committed to offering rewarding volunteer experiences.
- Stewardship: We are committed to excellence, to efficient use of our financial, environmental, and human resources, and we are accountable to our funders, volunteers, and family partners.
- Collaboration: We strive to create strong, productive partnerships with organizations and area housing providers toward our common goal of eliminating substandard housing.
Hardin County Habitat for Humanity expects all staff, board, and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization.
Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family, or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. To request accommodations needed to access any of our services, please contact Scott Turner at (270) 360-9900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts, and provision of services. Hardin County Habitat for Humanity does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance to the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.