What is Jackson-Madison County Habitat for Humanity?
Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity, Jackson, TN, Inc., d/b/a Jackson Madison County Habitat for Humanity, is a non-profit, holistic housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations, Habitat builds homes with Partner families and Covenant Partners (sponsors). Houses are sold at no profit to Partner families, and no-interest mortgages are issued for a fixed period. Small mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance, are repaid over 25 to 30 years. The principle is deposited into a revolving "Fund for Humanity" which supports the construction of more houses.
Jackson-Madison County Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with God's people in need by building decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended.
Leadership within Our Housing Ministry
Most recently, Jackson-Madison County Habitat for Humanity was recognized at the annual Affiliate conference in Atlanta, GA as "Best Newcomer" for its 2008 Women Build project.
In 2005, Jackson-Madison County Habitat for Humanity was designated as one of the nation's "Top 100 Habitat for Humanity Producers", Unleashing Capacity, from Habitat for Humanity International. Together, we have built nearly 90 houses for those in need.