Meet the Habitat for Humanity North Idaho Team
Board of Directors
Board of Directors will be highlighted here.
Executive Director and key staff will be highlighted here.
Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho Overview
HFHNI is an “affiliate.” That means it has a Covenant (a promise) with HFHI to obey certain rules. You may get a copy of that Covenant from the office. HFHNI was incorporated by the State of Idaho in 1988 and affiliated with HFHI in the spring of 1989. Our first house was completed in 1991. Habitat is NOT a government agency; we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
HFHNI gives a tithe (10% gift) of undesignated funds to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to help in Habitat’s work in other countries.
Habitat volunteers work side by side with selected Candidate families, who are required to complete sweat equity work before purchasing their homes. When the home is completed and all requirements have been met, the family buys the home from Habitat.
Habitat draws people from all walks of life together with the common goal of eliminating poverty housing. However, this is only part of the goal; Habitat also builds partnerships and community. People come together and get to know each other. Friendships are formed, and love is shared in the act of building a home.
Homeownership gives families self-esteem and the chance to have stability in their lives. Children can grow up in the same house and neighborhood and form lasting friendships. Habitat aims to improve neighborhoods and to build cleaner, safer places to live.
Habitat house payments are usually lower than rent. This allows families to spend their money on better food, clothing, medical care, childcare, and education.
When you are chosen as a Candidate Family, you begin working with Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho (HFHNI) toward home ownership. You will get through the whole process by working with your Family Partner. You will learn new skills in building, home repair and maintenance, budgeting, and legal matters.
Volunteers play an important role in the operation of the affiliate. They are willing to help but not to do the job for you. Homeownership will bring many good things, but you will have to work hard, and it will not be easy sometimes. The hope of these volunteers is that you will become more productive, self-sufficient members of our community. The volunteers benefit from being able to give a helping hand – not a handout. The volunteers want to donate their time and skills because they believe in you and want to help you own your home. Habitat wants yo help you build a bright future through Homeownership!