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. Volunteers in Bloomington and Monroe County volunteer on our build sites, in our office, and at Habitat ReStore.

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."

Our mission is to eliminate poverty by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Habitat homeowners pay an interest-free mortgage and invest 250 hours of sweat equity, or volunteer time. Volunteer labor from  Bloomington and Monroe County plus donations from individuals and organizations fund the construction and homeowner mortgage payments help sponsor future houses. Join us and volunteer or donate today.  

A Word from Kerry

Friends of Habitat, Many are surprised that one of the most important issues in our mayoral race is housing. I am delighted, as I firmly believe that affordable housing can transform our community’s poverty issues. I’ve seen it happen may times over, family by family. But one need look no further than the stacks of paper on a closing table to realize just how complex and nuanced housing really is. And because this issue has become so important to the future of the community,... Read More »

2015-2017 Affiliate of Distinction

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is one of the proud recipients of Habitat for Humanity International's Affiliates of Distinction award for the second time in a row. Recipients of the award represent the top 1% of affiliates in the nation. The award is judged on seven criteria: sustainable and green building; overall organizational leadership; community development; financial sustainability; alignment with Habitat for Humanity’s strategic plan; effective use of technology to better... Read More »

Get Ready for Women Build 2015!

Join us for the Women Build 2015 Kick Off on Tuesday, February 17th from 6:30pm-8pm. All are welcome for complimentary wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to meet the 2015 Women Build homeowners at Oliver Winery on State Road 37. Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat houses. Women Build works to affiliates to nurture, recruit and train women to build and maintain simple, decent, healthy and affordable homes. This... Read More »


All Habitat Homes are
Energy Star Certified