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."

Builders Blitz kicks off

2014 Home Builders Blitz kicks-off Monroe County's 5th Home Builders Blitz began on Monday, June 2nd with a kick-off ceremony and wall raising at 8 a.m. During Builders Blitz, seven home builders come together with their subcontractors and suppliers to donate their time, materials, and expertise to build three homes for hard-working local families. This year's signature builders are John Ingram Builder, Inc., Loren Wood Builders, Building Associates, Bailey and Weiler Design / Build, Rubicon... Read More »

B-line neighborhood update: June 2, 2014

B-line neighborhood update: June 2, 2014 B-line neighborhood receives unanimous Final Plan Commission approval During the Plan Commission meeting on Monday, June 2 Habitat received a unanimous vote of approval to move forward with the B-line neighborhood. Since the last hearing at City Council, which also unanimously voted in favor of the project, Habitat has been working with the City of Bloomington, Environmental Commission, local neighbors, and city planning staff to finalize the design for... Read More »

B-line neighborhood update: May 27, 2014

B-line Neighborhood Update: May 27 To ensure that all parts of the B-line neighborhood property are in compliance with residential construction environmental standards, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County initiated additional soil testing. This is supplemental testing to the report that was requested by City Council and was presented at the Environmental Commission on May 15th. This additional soil sampling was conducted on additional portions of the property, specifically where the homes... Read More »

B-line neighborhood update: May 3

B-line Neighborhood Update: Testing complete May 3, 2014 Habitat for Humanity has completed its soil sampling of the B-line neighborhood property as requested by Bloomington City Council at the March 26th meeting. The soil sampling for PCBs results indicate that the site is in compliance with all Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) limits for residential development. The type of PCB associated with Westinghouse capacitors was not detected. All samples are far below levels identified... 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 »