SINCE ITS FOUNDING BY VOLUNTEERS IN 1992, WINNESHIEK COUNTY HABITAT for humanity HAS…
Joined 1500 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States but is the only affiliate in Northeast Iowa
Built 29 homes in the communities of Burr Oak, Calmar, Castalia, Decorah, Freeport, Ossian, Spillville, and Ridgeway
We have 22 Partners with mortgages totalling
Annual property taxes are $31938.00 for Winneshiek County and $2,222.00 for Fayette County for a total of $34,160.00.
Served low-income families who have sufficient income to pay a 25-year interest-free mortgage
Required homeowner families to give 150 volunteer hours per adult family member
Been funded by mortgage payments, by generous donations from Winneshiek County residents, by TIF, by grants from organizations (such as Thrivent and Upper Explorer Land) and by co-sponsorship arrangements with the Luther College Habitat chapter.
Dahl House in Hesper
The Completed Home in Hesper...
WCHFH supporters (left to right) Gus Johnson, Loyal Rue, Mary Klimesh, and Ken Vandeberg will compete in a vintage baseball game.
Are you ready for some vintage baseball? The Decorah Driftless Dodgers will take on WCHFH board members and friends to celebrate the dedication of WCHFH's latest home on Saturday, May 13, at the FORMER Hesper Friends Church (and current home for Holly Dahl). The dedication ceremony will take place at 1 p.m.; the baseball game will follow at 1:30 p.m. Please bring lawn chairs; refreshments will be available. Freewill donations welcomed.
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...
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.
August 4, 2016 4-Person Best Ball. The date for 2017 is August 3!
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.
WCHFH is affilliated with Habitat International. Visit their website, which contains more information on Habitat’s history, mission, volunteer opportunities and contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.
Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity board members are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds. They are charged with long-term planning and governance, as well as overseeing the organization's interests.