What is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is one of 2,322 affiliates worldwide working at a grass-roots level to eliminate poverty housing. Contributed funds buy building materials, land, and cover other construction related costs while donated labor builds new homes for local families in need. Homes built utilizing the Habitat for Humanity model are then sold at no profit and no interest to partner families. Finally, mortgage payments from existing homes are used to build additional homes.
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International. Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity and all its affiliates have a non-proselytizing policy. All affiliates pay a tithe (10%) to further Habitat's mission around the world. HFHLCI's tithe goes to build homes in Guatemala and Nepal. For more information on Habitat for Humanity International, visit their official website.
About Habitat for Humanity
of Laramie County, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a safe, affordable place to live. The local affiliate of HFHLCI was chartered in 1991 and Incorporated as a non-profit in May of 1992. The first Habitat home was built in Cheyenne on East 13th St. and completed in October, 1991. To date, HFHLCI has built 42 homes in Laramie County.