Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

417 Lane Street, North Judson, IN 46366

Phone: 574-896-2811

starkepulaski@sphabitat.org

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                    In partnership with God and people everywhere, Habitat for Humanity

 of Starke/Pulaski Counties develops communities with God’s people in need by
 building decent housing in which people can live and grow into all that God intended.

There are six foundational principles that guide our work:

Habitat is based upon the teachings of Jesus. While Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization, anyone who is committed to its mission, purposes and principles is invited to participate in our organization.

Habitat for Humanity is a people to people partnership drawing together individuals and communities to build decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity is committed to the development and uplifting of people and communities, not only to the development of housing.

Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable housing in partnership with people who are living in inadequate housing and who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means. Habitat selects homeowner-partners based on their need for adequate shelter; their ability to pay for the Habitat home; and their willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat does not discriminate in the selection of homeowner-partners on the basis of race, creed, gender, disability, ethnic background, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Habitat for Humanity sells all housing units to homeowner-partners with no profit added by means of a zero interest loan. House payments are used for construction of additional affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity is a global movement comprised of Habitat for Humanity International and national and local affiliated organizations around the world.

The need for decent and affordable housing is a worldwide challenge, and Habitat for Humanity is a global partnership response. Habitat for Humanity commits to providing significant financial support of house-building efforts in other countries by participating in the affiliate tithe program.

How does Starke/Pulaski Habitat work?

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent homes with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat homes are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat homes.

Building a Habitat home in our local community does more than just put a roof over one family’s head…Habitat provides:

Stability for children

Gives the family a sense of dignity and pride

Family members health, physical safety and security improve

Good housing attracts economic investment and development

Starke & Pulaski Counties have a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate that works within the boundaries of the combined two counties. While this organization is small, it has completed four new homes for four families who otherwise may not have had the chance to own their own home.

HABITAT NEEDS MANY VOLUNTEERS TO TACKLE IT’S MISSION.

“Volunteers” are the backbone of the whole organization. The number of houses that can be built each year depends on donations and contributions received. Volunteers provide the means to use the donations in constructing a decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable home for the partner family. Even things as simple as sweeping a floor with a broom are part of the multitude of tasks that produce a completed Home-Sweet-Home for a deserving family.

If you have further questions regarding your local Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity, or would like to become a Board Member or Committee Member just contact one of our current Board Members: Earl Anliker, Joyce Liskey-Bailey, Sam Bailey, Dennis Brown, Joan Chesak, Wendy Hoppe, Lin Morrison, Steve Morrison, Ray Michau, Larry Rausch, Dennis Peck, Kristina Spoor, Sharon Staulbaum, Michael Ventrella, or Bryn Zellers.

Meetings: First Thursday of the Month

Even months @ First National Bank of Monterey, North Judson

Odd numbered months @ First Christian Church, Winamac

6:30 CST/7:30 EST

Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

417 Lane Street, North Judson, IN 46366

Phone: 574-896-2811

starkepulaski@sphabitat.org