A Brush with Kindness is a new program focusing on helping eligible homeowners improve the condition of their homes. If you are a low-income homeowner and would like to apply (or just want information), give us a call at 563-382-1802 or Gary's cell 563-380-6023.

A Brush with Kindness project should take one to two days to complete.

What we do:

- carpentry repairs on roofing, siding, flooring, doors and windows
- repair and maintenance of home
- safety and accessibility modifications (ramps, grab bars)

What we don’t do:

- cosmetic repairs
- emergency repairs
- large structural repairs
- building additions


- be a homeowner in Winneshiek County
- be willing to cover the cost of all materials
- repairs match what A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS does


Dahl House in Hesper Dedicated

The Completed Home in Hesper...

WCHFH supporters (left to right) Gus Johnson, Loyal Rue, Mary Klimesh, and Ken Vandeberg competeD in a vintage baseball game, as part of the dedication on Saturday, May 13, at the FORMER Hesper Friends Church (and current home for Holly Dahl)

Thanks for supporting the team!

Our first official work day was Saturday, September 17, 2016 on the remodeling of the Hesper Friends Church to become the home of Holly Dahl and her daughters. Read more about our partner family...

 See images of the project...

The Next Build in Ridgeway

WCHFH is now seeking a partner family for its next building project: a Ridgeway house. Partner families must have employment, demonstrate that they currently have an inadequate housing situation, and, working alongside volunteers, be able to invest many hours of labor ¬or “sweat equity” ¬into building their homes and the homes of others. WCHFH houses are sold to the low-income working partner families at no profit and with no interest charged.

For further information on partner-family eligibility requirements, visit this page on our website or contact Gus Johnson at 563-382-1802 or wchfh1@gmail.com.


August 4, 2016 4-Person Best Ball. The date for 2017 is August 3!

Welcome Home...

WCHfH Video

Take a look at the process and the people who make dreams come true. The new video made by Cade Loven is now available on YouTube: From Dreams to Beams

Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. The goal for Habitat for Humanity is to work in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide much of the labor and partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor "sweat equity" into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses, both in the US and Guatemala, the international partner nation for the Winneshiek Habitat affiliate.


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