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Affordable Places for Our Community

Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity (MAHFH) formed in 1994, is served by a local board of directors. We are affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. We invite people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Together, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope to make the world a better place!

MAHFH partners with families in need, volunteer workers, and local businesses to build, renovate and/or repair simple decent houses with the help of families, volunteers and donations. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit. They are financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments, along with material and financial donations and volunteer workers, are used to build still more Habitat houses.

Building Strength, Stability, Self-reliance and Shelter

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.  At Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Because you, me, we – we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.

STRENGTH

A Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity in which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.

STABILITY

A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability – and financial flexibility – to make forward-looking choices.

SELF-RELIANCE

Through shelter, we empower. A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability.

New Builds

In partnership with a qualifying family, we build a new, affordable home.  Qualifying families are required to invest sweat equity and pay for the cost of materials and land.

Habitat for Humanity builds houses at no profit and finances mortgages with 0% interest to Partner Families who are selected through an application process based on need for adequate housing and ability to afford the monthly payments. Partner Families also put in at least 200 hours of “sweat equity” in building their homes or the homes of other Habitat families. Habitat holds a 2nd mortgage on all of our builds to reach the Fair Market Value of each house, this ensures that homeowners cannot “flip” a Habitat house for profit once it is finished. Mortgage payments received by Habitat are used to help fund the building of more houses.

Critical Home Repair

Habitat for Humanity provides subsidized critical home repairs and modifications for seniors, those with disability or low income circumstances

Board of Directors

Gisele Berninghaus
Ashley Fredrick
Kent Mueller
David Murphy
Ed Plotka
Vicki Roder
Jill Schulz
Brent Ystad
Don Zais

Our Timeline History

1976
1994
1996
1997
1998
1999
2001
2004
2005
2022
2024
2024
2024
2024

© 2024 WEBSITE BY THE UNGLITCH

Affordable Places for Our Community

The Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity (MAHFH) formed in 1994, is served by a local board of directors. We are affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. We invite people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Together, we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope to make the world a better place!

MAHFH partners with families in need, volunteer workers, and local businesses to build, renovate and/or repair simple decent houses with the help of families, volunteers and donations. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit. They are financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments, along with material and financial donations and volunteer workers, are used to build still more Habitat houses.

Building Strength, Stability, Self-reliance and Shelter

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.  At Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Because you, me, we – we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.

STRENGTH

A Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity in which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.

STABILITY

A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability – and financial flexibility – to make forward-looking choices.

SELF-RELIANCE

Through shelter, we empower. A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability.

New Builds

In partnership with a qualifying family, we build a new, affordable home.  Qualifying families are required to invest sweat equity and pay for the cost of materials and land.

Critical Home Repair

Habitat for Humanity provides subsidized critical home repairs and modifications for seniors, those with disability or low income circumstances

Our Timeline History

1976
1994
1996
1997
1998
1999
2001
2004
2005
2022
2024
2024

© 2024 WEBSITE BY THE UNGLITCH

BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW FOR ANOTHER LOCAL FAMILY

The building phase has started and we are excited to invite volunteers of all ages and abilities to come help build the future home of our 2024 Partner Family.

Join us at the build site:

July 13th – 8:00 am – ?

607 N LaSalle Street, Spencer.

Questions:  Call 715-384-7533 or email: marshfieldhabitat@gmail.com