Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families. Habitat homeowners pay interest-free, no-profit mortgages, which are used to build more Habitat houses. Because houses are principally built with volunteer labor, mortgage payments are affordable for low-income partners.

Why we do what we do

In Monroe County, Indiana, where 1 in 5 people are living in poverty, unaffordable housing holds our community back from being a place that families can call “home."

B-line neighborhood approved - FAQ

B-line Neighborhood unanimously approved by City Council March 27, 2014 - Last night Bloomington City Council unanimously approved the plans for the B-line neighborhood. There will be a final design approval by the Plan Commission on May 5th at 5:30 p.m.. The neighborhood plan passed unanimously with two reasonable conditions. The first requires a native planting plan to be developed by Habitat (in addition to the tree preservation plan, which Habitat included in the neighborhood submission).... Read More »

B-line neighborhood update - March 13, 2014

Next steps with Habitat's B-line neighborhood March 13, 2014 Last night Habitat's B-line neighborhood project received a second hearing before City Council. The council will hold a third reading and final vote on March 26th at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. Issues addressed during this meeting included: Drainage and stormwater - Both the city planning staff team and the neighborhood project's engineer confirmed that the B-line neighborhood will not affect the surrounding communities' current... Read More »

B-line neighborhood update - March 6, 2014

Latest update on the B-line neighborhood: Last night the City Council held a first hearing of Habitat's proposal for the B-line neighborhood. The council took a preliminary vote (3 yes, 1 no, and 5 passes) and will discuss the project again on Wednesday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. This will include more question and answer time for the council as well as public comment. The final vote for the project will be on Wednesday, March 26th. As always, Habitat is interested in hearing feedback... Read More »

Latest updates on the B-line neighborhood

Updates and Frequently Asked Questions about the future B-line neighborhood Updated: February 25, 2014 Habitat will next present this new neighborhood plan again on Wednesday, March 5th at City Council Chambers in City Hall at 7:30 p.m.. This will be followed by a second city council meeting on Wednesday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m. and then another plan commission meeting to be scheduled in the future if the plan is approved by the City Council. Habitat continues to seek to partner with the Bloomington... Read More »


Habitat Happenings

Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities As a student of Indiana University or Bloomington High School North, you can also get involved with Habitat for Humanity through your school’s chapter. Both chapters have build spots reserved for large groups throughout the year, and are always welcoming of new members. In addition to building, each chapter hosts special events to raise awareness and support for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat chapters are a great way to meet like-minded people, and they’ll keep... Read More »

Homeowner Information

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Habitat Homeowner, a monthly information meeting is a great place to start. We'll cover the necessary qualifications, the homeownership process, and any questions you may have. Visit our Events Calendar to see when our next homeownership information session will be held. Meetings are held at the Habitat office, 213 E. Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington. Please phone the office at 812-331-4069 to confirm the date and time of meeting. Applications... Read More »

Great ReStore Finds

Habitat ReStore receives new items such as appliances, furniture, building materials, and other home improvement goods each day. Visit often to find a treasure for yourself or a friend. All proceeds from the sales at ReStore go to help build more affordable homes right here in Monroe County. To see more of what's new in ReStore, visit the ReStore page or follow us on Facebook. Read More »