Welcome to the Sedalia area Habitat for Humanity!
Founded in 1982 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of live to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need. Sedalia Area Habitat for Humanity founder’s in 1988, is a part of growing Habitat family. Sedalia’s work over the years has resulted in over 22 homes constructed in the Sedalia Area.
How We Do It
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, descent houses with the help of the Homeowner Partner Families. Habitat houses are sold to Partner Families at no profit, and financed with affordable no-interest loans. The Home owner’s monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Sedalia Area Habitat for Humanity, is managed by a local volunteer board comprised of eminent individuals from different backgrounds. Sedalia Area Habitat for Humanity also relies on volunteers to fill positions on the construction site, in the office. An experienced, professional staff manages the day to day office operations and long range strategic planning thus reducing operational costs and freeing resources for direct construction activities.
In the United States, 48.5 million people are living in poverty
Minimum wage is not keeping up with the rising cost of living and many workers struggle to afford decent housing.4
Decent, stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head
- Stability for families and children.
- Sense of dignity and pride.
- Health, physical safety and security.
- Increase of educational and job prospects.
Housing must become a priority
- The percentage of people without access to decent, stable housing is rising.
- Increasing the housing supply across the globe is essential.
- Adequate housing is vitally important to the health of the world’s economies, communities and populations.
- If we are to succeed in the fight against poverty, we must support the expansion of housing both as policy and as practice.