About

Who We Are

Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County, Indiana (HFH) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFH seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

What We Do

Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County builds houses in partnership with people in need and then sells the houses to homeowner partners. Homeowners are selected by local volunteers based on their.

Where We Work

HFH serves families in Johnson County, Indiana. We gained full affiliate status in June 2006 and built its first house in July 2006. In just seven days, over 150 volunteers created a wonderful home for our first partner family. Since that time five additional homes have been built.

  • In 2003 the Johnson County Builder's Association in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Indianapolis, built two houses on Johnson Avenue in Franklin.
  • In early 2005, Franklin College Habitat Club established a county-wide steering committee to explore the possibility of bringing the Habitat mission to Johnson County.
  • In March 2005 Franklin College donated the use of a house at 98 Edwards Street, to host the permanent office for Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County.
  • In May 2005 a county-wide board of directors was established and the work of the seven major Committees began Since that time five additional homes have been built.

How it Works

Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. Through volunteer-labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat is able to build simple, decent affordable homes. The monthly mortgage payments are paid to Habitat and help finance the construction of future Habitat houses. Habitat depends on strong partnerships with churches, businesses and individuals to sustain its mission of making safe, affordable, decent housing a matter of conscience and action.

What Does the Future Hold for HFH Johnson County

  • Increasing our capacity until we are able to build several homes per year
  • Building a greater county-wide awareness of the issues associated with sub-standard housing
  • Establishing strong partnerships with churches, businesses and individuals across the county