What builds a community? Kindness. Goodwill. Hope. Everyone needs help sometimes – and everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable place to call home.
An Investment in Hope
For more than 30 years, Midland County Habitat for Humanity has been transforming lives in our community. And we aren’t stopping. In fact, we’re enriching our housing portfolio.
Throughout the next three to five years, our mission is to build 10 multifamily homes and 6 single-family homes in addition to repairing 125 owner-occupied homes. Our Build It Forward campaign helps more families in Midland County achieve their dreams of home ownership and revitalizes city neighborhoods.
In 2018, urban planning group czb conducted a housing analysis in Midland County. The results revealed a real need for more affordable housing options for low-income households.
The housing study completed by czb was done through a partnership between Midland County Habitat for Humanity, the City of Midland, the United Way of Midland County and Home to Stay Housing Assistance Center(formerly Midland Area Homes).
A thorough analysis of the county’s housing market assessed the need for affordable housing. czb studied data from the U.S. Census, the American Community Survey and Midland County home sales. The czb team also visited Midland in 2017 and met with stakeholders, including developers, realtors, landlords, housing services providers and members of the philanthropic community.
Help us Build It Forward and increase the availability of safe, affordable housing in our community by supporting Midland County Habitat for Humanity on a monthly basis.
When you support Midland County Habitat for Humanity you are creating hope and possibilities for a family you may never meet, and that is literally philanthropy in action.
When giving monthly, you support the needs of the community. A good example is, $100 a month can go toward purchasing the lumber of a home, which is $1,200 annually. $50 a month, which would be $600 annually, can help insulate a home to help keep a family warm during the cold Michigan winters. At $25 a month, you can help purchase a front door. And think about the importance of a front door. It is literally the threshold of possibilities.
Your monthly gift is the foundation of many families realizing their dream of their family home. When you give that monthly gift, I want you to think about every single time you see that auto withdrawal from your account and how good YOU will feel about creating affordable housing in your community.
Thank you for investing in your community. Thank you for helping us build brighter futures for all of our neighbors.