How It Works
Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (Habitat MCA) is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization serving the tri-county area of Hinds, Rankin and Madison counties for the past 30 years. Habitat MCA partners with low-income families to provide safe, affordable and environmentally responsible homes and the educational tools needed to achieve fiscal stability. Habitat MCA focuses on blighted properties and low-income neighborhoods where safe, clean, affordable housing is most needed and has targeted revitalization efforts in 10 such neighborhoods.
Since Habitat MCA’s inception in 1986, Habitat MCA has:
- Constructed over 630 homes.
- Developed infrastructure for and rebuilt 2 previously abandoned subdivisions.
- Demolished over 170 (since 2004) condemned houses.
- Rehabilitated/weatherized over 155 more homes, all for low income (between 30% and 72% of the Area Median Income as defined by HUD), elderly and/or special needs families.
Since 2009, Habitat MCA has constructed homes to Energy Star-certification standards and has implemented green materials whenever possible.
Our vision statement:
A Mississippi Capital Area where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our mission statement:
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH 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.
HOW IT WORKS
Since 1986, HFHMCA has built over 630 houses in partnership with low-income families in need. This work would not be possible without our volunteers, our homeownership, our donors and our sponsors.
Volunteers help us keep construction costs down. Without volunteers, HFHMCA could not partner with low income families to build and invest in affordable homes with a no-interest mortgage rate. We love our volunteers!
Donors keep the doors open and let HFHMCA continue to work to eliminate poverty housing in Hinds, Rankin and Madison counties. For every dollar donated, 91 cents go to our programs – building and repairing homes for families in need. Your support makes this work possible!
Our homeownership complete 250 hours of sweat equity building their homes and the homes of others and completing financial and homeownership training. As they build new homes, they also build stronger neighborhoods with engaged residents and return abandoned properties to the city tax rolls. HFHMCA homeownership buy homes through zero-interest mortgage payments over 30 years.
When you purchase one of our 100% cotton shirts, 100% of the profit goes directly to Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. This practical, basic shirts can be layered or worn alone. Just toss one on and go.