About Us

Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County transforms lives and our community through building and preserving affordable homes with families in need and uniting the county around the cause of affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.

We strive both to change the systems that lead to poverty housing and build up affordable housing in our community so everyone has the foundation for a better future.

Our work is made possible through the collaborative efforts of volunteers, donors, and Habitat homebuyers. Together, we build more than just homes - we build the foundation for lasting change.

Our Mission: Building Strength, Stability, and Self-Reliance Through Shelter

Our mission is rooted in the belief that safe, affordable housing is a foundation for a brighter future. We work tirelessly to create pathways to homeownership for families in need, fostering a sense of strength, stability, and self-reliance in McHenry County. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Vision: Empowering Lives, Building Futures

Our vision at Habitat for Humanity is driven by the belief that everyone deserves a place to call home. We envision a world where housing is not a privilege, but a fundamental right, and where families can thrive in safe, affordable, and stable environments. By creating opportunities for homeownership, we aim to break the cycle and build a future where our community is stronger, more connected, and filled with hope.  Together, with unwavering dedication, we strive towards a world where the dream of a decent home is within reach for all.

What Sets Us Apart

  • A Hand Up, Not a Handout:  We believe in empowering families through a hand up approach, providing them with the tools and support to build their own homes.
  • Community Collaboration: Our success is built on collaboration.  We partner with individuals, businesses, and communities to create affordable housing solutions.
  • Sustainability: We are committed to sustainable building practices, ensuring that our homes have a lasting impact on both families and the environment.

Your support can make a lasting impact on families in need in McHenry County. Join us in our mission to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Here’s how you can make a difference:

Donate: Every contribution brings us one step closer to providing a family with the opportunity to purchase a safe and affordable home. Your generosity fuels our projects and creates lasting change in McHenry County.  Click Donate Now to be a catalyst for positive transformation.

Volunteer: Roll up your sleeves and become a part of the change you want to see.  Whether you’re skilled in construction or have never picked up a hammer, love retail or are passionate about community outreach, your time and expertise are invaluable. Click Volunteer Now to be the hands and heart behind our mission. 

Your action today can shape a better tomorrow.