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Our Vision
A world where everyone has a safe place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Skagit Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Skagit Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All are welcome
Skagit Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy:  All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.


Local citizens formed Skagit Habitat for Humanity in 1994. Skagit Habitat's first home was completed in Mount Vernon in December of 1995. A second home was completed in Conway in 1996, and a third was completed in 1998 in Sedro-Woolley.

In 1998, Skagit Habitat began the construction on an eight-home neighborhood called Habitat Place, in cooperation with chosen partner families and volunteers, on donated property in Mount Vernon. This neighborhood, located at North 29th Place just off East Division Street in Mount Vernon, was completed in 2001.

In 2002, Skagit Habitat completed a new home in La Conner, our first-ever home built for someone with physical limitations.

In 2004-2005, we completed three new homes on Blackberry Drive in Mount Vernon, two of which were for people with physical limitations.

In 2006, we initiated work on another new house in the town of La Conner, which was completed in March 2007.

In 2007 we completed Melissa Sanchez' home in La Conner and have since started Alma Garibay's home right next door.

In 2008 we completed and dedicated a home for Alma Garibay in La Conner, and a home for Jose and Araceli Soto in Sedro-Woolley.

In 2009, we completed our first-ever SHFH Women Build house for the Martinez family, and they moved in just before Christmas.

In June 2010, we completed the Fisher house in Sedro-Woolley, and then just before Christmas 2010, we completed the Thrivent Builds house with the Avalos family. In August 2011, we completed another house in Mount Vernon, and in Sedro-Woolley in April 2012, we dedicated house number 25.

Skagit Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Home Trust of Skagit to build five homes in La Conner. The first two are duplex units and they were dedicated in April 2013.  The third house is expected to be completed early 2014, and will be our 28th new home built.

Skagit Habitat has also provided home rehabs, repairs, and/or new roofs for more than a dozen local families in need.

Because Habitat for Humanity homes are built by the partner families and volunteers from the local community, labor costs are close to zero for Habitat houses. As the builder and the mortgage-holder, Habitat is then able to sell our homes to families in need for the cost of land and materials.

Individuals, churches, businesses, and civic associations donate building materials, services, and money to initially construct our Habitat homes. No government monies are used to build Habitat for Humanity houses.

Habitat homes are sold at no profit to partner families in need, financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. Each monthly mortgage payment made by a Skagit Habitat homeowner is put into a revolving fund that is then used to build more houses. In this way, families that work with Habitat will in turn help additional local families to build their own home, and so on.



 

"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain."
Psalm 127:1