Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is an ecumenical, grassroots, Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from our community and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
The need for affordable housing in Huntsville, AL and Madison County is great. Of the families in our area who make less than $48,000 a year, 42% of them pay 50% or more of their gross income for housing. This is a statistic that needs to change.
When people spend all of their money, time and energy on their home, it leaves little for education, improvement peace or purpose. We want to see our communities thrive.
There are only a few organizations working to solve this problem – Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is one of the largest and most effective.
Our goal is to continue working to reduce the need for the subsidized housing by partnering with the families who need help and the community who can help them.
We are all better off when our community has better homes for our families.
What We Do
We offer our clients the opportunity to own their home that is stable and affordable. The homes are not free and homeowners are required to pay a monthly mortgage at 0% interest until they pay off the cost to build the home.
Education & Support
We partner with our clients to ensure that they are receiving the financial and homeownership education and counselling that they need in order to be successful homeowners.
How It Works
Since our inception, Habitat for Humanity of Madison County has been blessed to see the incredible impact below. Not only are the families’ lives changed, but the community around them is impacted, the volunteers are blessed and the city/county as a whole benefits from stable families.
Our Goal for 2019
We were able to build 6 new homes and begin a 7th in 2018 thanks to the generous support of our donors and volunteers as well as our staff and team.
We want to be able to increase our impact by not only building homes, but by starting a whole new subdivision in 2019. This requires us to raise $1 million in donor support. No donation is too small and every little bit helps someone right in your own community.
My home is one of the biggest blessings “the Lord has ever gave me.”
Habitat home owner since 2005
“I thank God everyday to have a home for my family” away from the drugs and violence where we once lived.
Habitat home owner since 2006
Partner with Us
Habitat welcomes all people — regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion or any other difference — to help us build and repair simple, affordable homes with those who lack affordable shelter.
Habitat for Humanity is a great way to get involved and make a difference.
We need volunteers for all manner of things, from building to office work. No matter who you are, we have a job you can do.
Your donations are essential to help us continue to grow and make a bigger impact in the community around us. Each home costs about $90,000 in labor and material. It takes a village to make this happen. Consider supporting your local Habitat for Humanity.
The ReStore is resale outlet that accepts donated home-building goods which are sold to the general public.
We are always looking for quality donations and for bargain shoppers who want to be part of blessing our community.
LaShondra Sheppard is an amazing, single mother of three equally amazing children. Four years ago, when she moved back to Huntsville, AL from Atlanta, GA, she moved in a rental house with her mother. She was able to go back to the job she’d worked previously and she...
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Siearra Briggs! Siearra is an amazing, outgoing, hardworking 28 year old mother to a beautiful 2 year old daughter. She was born and raised in Huntsville and outside of a short period of time living with her mother and five...
Don Adams is the Construction Manager here at Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. He has been the construction manager here now for over 16 years. Don has seen many of our firsts and feels blessed to see how much we have grown 32 years later. Don, a minister and...