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301 W. US Hwy 20, Suite 6, Michigan City, IN

About Habitat for Humanity

About Us

Moving faith to action, LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity advocates for and builds decent affordable housing to enhance lives and strengthen the community in partnership with volunteers and families in need. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials,

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019

Our Board of Directors are dedicated to all aspects of this organization and work in cohesiveness to provide the right direction down the right path.  They are engaged in refining policies and procedures, identifying best practices for operations, and long term strategic planning.  They are heavily involved in fundraising for the organization as well.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Jeff Hilb, President, 2020
  • Brian Nelson, Vice President, 2020
  • Natalie Boocher, Treasurer 2020

Board Members:

  • Brian Coleman 2020
  • Judge Nancy Gettinger, 2019
  • Dwight Graham, 2020
  • Anthony E. Kiner, 2020
  • Tom Larson, 2020
  • Karen Pavy, 2020
  • Diana Singleton, 2018

Term expiration date is listed behind each name above. If anyone is interested in becoming a LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity Board Member, please contact Amanda Linnenburger, Executive Director at 219-814-4985.

STAFF MEMBERS

  • Amanda Linnenburger, Asst. Executive Director/Volunteer Coordina
  • David Mankowski, Construction Project Manager

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing organization. The work of Habitat for Humanity is driven by the desire to give tangible expression to God’s love through the work of eliminating poverty housing.

Habitat for Humanity partners with individuals of all faiths, or no faith. Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith into action and to bring diverse groups of people together to build homes and community.

Churches, temples, mosques and coalitions of diverse faith groups partner to provide support to Habitat for Humanity’s local and global mission each year by contributing volunteers and financial resources.

FAITH ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Congregations of all sizes can partner with Habitat for Humanity in a variety of ways. Consider these possibilities:

Support Habitat financially

  • Make regular donations to LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity or collect special Habitat for Humanity offerings.
  • Provide in-kind goods and services.
  • Raise funds to build all or part of a house.
  • Donate new or gently used items to our ReStore.

Volunteer

  • Build strength and unity within your congregation as you work toward the common goal of helping others.
  • Organize volunteers for a house that your congregation funds or helps fund.
  • Volunteer in our ReStore.
  • Serve on a local Habitat committee for family selection, family support, fundraising or special events.

Engage your community

  • Continue to be a pro-active voice for those in need.
  • Host speakers on housing issues to raise awareness of the need for decent housing.
  • Make the commitment to become advocates for housing.

Pray

  • For the work of Habitat.
  • For the safety of our volunteers on the job site.
  • For our Habitat partner families, our staff, and our donors.

If you would like more information about building on faith with LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity, call (219) 814-4985.

Ninety-five million people in the United States—one-third of the nation—have housing problems, including lack of affordability, overcrowding, unsafe conditions,and homelessness.

In LaPorte County, more than 20 percent of the population, spend too much of their income on their housing. And the problem continues to grow each year. This creates tremendous instability in our communities, weakens our economy, and even impacts our health and educational success.

In LaPorte County nearly half of the families with incomes under $35,000 are paying more than they can afford for housing, not leaving enough for other necessities like good nutrition, health care, transportation, education or saving for the future.

When families have a stable, affordable home, they can:

  • Provide stability for their children
  • Gain improved health, physical safety, and security
  • Increase educational and job prospects
  • Be engaged in their communities

Housing is important to the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the entire community:

Health

Inadequate housing impacts health, especially the health of children. After moving into Habitat homes, asthma and allergies are two conditions that dramatically improve in children.

Economic prosperity

A healthy housing market attracts businesses that depend on a range of housing options for their employees.

Education

Stable, healthy housing is one of the most effective strategies for improving school performance in low income children.

Transportation

When people can find good housing that they can afford near their work, it improves our transportation system by decreasing congestion and reducing commuting costs.

Environment

Habitat’s commitment to green building produces energy-efficient homes that are more affordable to maintain. Additionally, building housing near public transportation and thriving job centers results in diminished air pollution and congestion.

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301 W. US Hwy 20, Suite 6, Michigan City, IN