Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity(r) was established in 1990 and is one of 2000 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity(r) International. Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity(r) is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity(r) builds thousands of homes in 100 countries. A Habitat home is built every 24 minutes somewhere in the world. Genesee County Habitat for Humanity(r) has built or renovated over 100 homes since its founding.
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity selects a partner family based on three basic qualifications. First, applicants must demonstrate a need for housing. Second, an applicant’s income must be within the 30% - 60% range of the annual median income of Genesee County. For example, a family of four must have an annual income within the range of $17,500 to $35,040 and must provide payment history that indicates the family’s improving credit and ability to pay a monthly mortgage to Genesee County Habitat for Humanity(r). Finally, each adult partner must agree to work 250 "sweat equity" volunteer hours before they move into their home.
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity also runs a ReStore. The purpose of our ReStore is support of the global vision of Habitat for Humanity(r) through the recycling of building materials. We are located at 101 Burton St in Flint next to the old farmer's market.