Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and People everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God's love and can love and can grow into all that God intends.
Equal Housing Opportunity -ADA Compliant
We are an equal housing opportunity organization. We have built homes that are ADA compliant for families that need those accommodations.
History of the Clinton Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County began with a group formed by Rev. Matthew Martens of Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton in 2003. Interest meetings were held with many citizens from area churches and from the community. Eventually a Steering Committee was organized and a formal request for affiliation with Habitat for Humanity International was filed. A community needs survey and the application process occupied the next 18 months. Habitat International granted our charter in late 2004. We formally incorporated and elected our first Board of Directors with Craig Iben chosen as our first president in that year.
We raised funds, selected our first partner family and began construction in April of 2006 and completed our first home in November of that year. Since that time, we have completed one home each year except for 2013. In 2016 we will begin our 10th home. Ten empty lots have become homes to ten families that otherwise would not have been able to achieve their dream of a home
of their own. Those ten empty lots will be contributing approximately a quarter of a million dollars in revenue to the community and will provide safe, attractive, secure and affordable homes to our partner families.
The Apostle Build Concept is a program of Habitat International and includes having local churches combine to sponsor a home. Ideally they would raise all the funds and provide the labor and management of a complete home building project. We have embarked on Apostle Builds twice. First in 2008, local churches combined to raise over $32,000 and provided many volunteer workers and lunches. In 2010 local churches put in a similar effort. The Apostle’s Builds enable Habitat to exercise its commitment to working with area churches and giving them an opportunity to carry out their Christian mission of helping deserving people and enriching the community. Many important and long lasting contacts were established between Habitat and community churches as a result of the program.
Habitat For Humanity Board members
Cory Coppess Marvin Grager Jason Johannsen Jessica Johannsen Art Ollie Gayle Powell Dave Patterson Craig Temple Jim Powell
Jean Grager -- President Robin Marlowe -- Vice President
Sheralyn Bartels -- Secretary Paul Meyerman -- Treasurer
Our board members work hard to coordinate the actions of all of the committees. Of course the biggest responsibility is to create the financial structure so that the Clinton Habitat can carry out its mission of providing decent housing for the residents of Clinton County. If you are interested in serving at this level please call us at (563)242-4494 or see one of our board members.