© 2019 Fayette County Habitat for Humanity®

About

Our mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our principles

  1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

  2. Focus on shelter.

  3. Advocate for affordable housing.

  4. Promote dignity and hope.

  5. Support sustainable and trans-formative development.

 

Who we are

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Fayette County Habitat History

In June 2002, a small group of youth and adults from Fayette County went on a servant trip to McAllen, Texas. They spent two days hanging sheet rock and painting in two Habitat for Humanity houses.  In their group discussions, several participants asked, “Can we do this at home?”

 

This question was taken to the La Grange Area Ministerial Alliance. who followed up by inviting a representative from Habitat for Humanity to their next meeting to talk about what it takes to develop a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. The decision was then made to form a steering committee to assess the potential for beginning an affiliate in Fayette County. The invitation was made to the general public to serve on the steering committee, and those who responded began to explore the options. The steering committee found that support from Fayette County residents and organizations for a potential Habitat for Humanity affiliate was strong. The committee also determined that sufficient need to start an affiliate could be found in Fayette County.

 

With these initial indicators and with reasonable requirements from Habitat for Humanity, the steering committee submitted an application to form an affiliate. Approval for use of the Habitat for Humanity name was received in August 2003. Through hours of hard work by a number of board members and committee members, Fayette County Habitat for Humanity completed the application process and was officially established on March 1, 2005.

Board of Directors

President - Patrick Caballero

Vice President - Mel Burgess

Treasurer - Jill Steuber
 

Secretary - Payton Wolfe

Directors - Jessica Montez
                   Janet Gillentine


Staff
Executive Director - Kenny Couch

*Financial Clerk - Bobbie Nash

 

*Qualified Loan Originator - Joanna Rogers