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About Habitat for Humanity Habitat International has built 800,000 homes and served more than 4 million people worldwide. Mission: Habitat for Humanity.

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2 About Habitat for Humanity Habitat International has built 800,000 homes and served more than 4 million people worldwide. Mission: Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

3 Our McLean Co. Affiliate Non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry Founded in 1985 by volunteers Has impacted 155 families here in McLean County Has approximately 1,000 volunteers a year

4 Habitat ReStore 1402 W. Washington St in Bloomington Opened in 2009 Tues-Fri 10-5pm Sat 9am-4pm

5 Facts and Figures 42% of Bloomington Residents are renting Average Rent is $686/month Rent for a 3 Bedroom around $800/month Average Bloomington Mortgage payment $1,123 It costs Habitat a little over $80k to build a home. Most lots are donated

6 The Jist We provide 25 year, no interest mortgages to qualifying families in McLean County. They pay $475-$500 per month We use this money to build more new construction homes, along with sponsorship dollars.

7 Donor Dollars $80K 10%

8 Family Partners “Hand up, not a hand out”

9 Homeowners Criteria #1 Housing Need Inadequate Housing Overcrowded Conditions Subsidized housing

10 Homeowners Criteria #2 Ability to Pay Family SizeMonthly IncomeAnnual Income One$2,950$35,400 Two$3,370$40,440 Three$3,790$45,480 Four$4,210$50,520 Five$4,550$54,600 Six$4,885$58,620 Seven$5,225$62,700 Eight$5,560$66,720

11 Homeowner Criteria #3 Willingness to Partner “Sweat Equity” – 250 hours per adult 25 hours on another home 50 hours at the ReStore Attending Workshops – Budgeting, Home Maintenance, etc.

12 ISU Habitat Trick or Treat for Change (October) 5k Run “Pounding the Pavement” (Spring) Partners with Illinois Wesleyan University Built a home a year for the last 20 years (2 homes in 2010)

13 What have we been up to? 3 Houses Complete since May Families impacts (Remove and A Brush with Kindness)

14 What have we been up to? 3 homes in progress- – Collegiate House (Trailside Ct) – Morris Ave – Washington St

15 Local Impact Revitalize the community Volunteers Local trades Business donations – Morris Granite – Rooms Direct – Whirlpool

16 Volunteering Build Sites – Saturdays 8am to 12pm Bringing Refreshments Office Administration ReStore Committees Board of Directors

17 What do I need to know about a Habitat worksite? Expect muddy, dusty conditions Expect to be “hands on” What to bring: water, safety glasses, gloves, sturdy shoes An open mind, and patience

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