A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
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 homes for more than 5 million people worldwide. The Mission of Habitat is to build safe,decent and affordable housing.
About North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity (NPAHFH):
The first steering committee meeting of a group to form an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International under the leadership of then editor of the North Platte Telegraph newspaper, Keith Blackledge, was held on March 3, 1997. After many meetings and gathering much required data it was reported that the name of North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity (NPAHFH) had been approved for the group on April 8, 1997. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws were approved and the Affiliate status was granted in January 1998. The lot for the first house was purchased in March of 1998, family selected in April 1998, ground breaking in May 1998, and the house was completed and dedicated on September 20, 1998.
NPAHFH functions primarily as a volunteer organization with the exception of an Executive Director, a Special Projects Coordinator and most recently, a paid Construction Coordinator.
NPAHFH has an active Board of Directors as well as many Operating Committees: Construction, Family Selection, Family Support, Fund Raising, Safety and Site Selection Committee.
NPAHFH is working hard to make safe, decent, affordable homes available to low-income families. Through the support from the community we can provide a hand up, rather than a hand out to those seeking a decent home of their own. Homes are built with volunteer labor and sold to qualified families at no profit, with no interest loans.
NPAHFH has great community support through many Banks, Corporations, Businesses, Churches, Schools, Organizations, Clubs and individuals who offer their time, materials, food, money and prayers to get these homes started. NPAHFH continues to fund the building through gifts in kind and financial support. The Carpenter Club, in which community members pledge to contribute to each house built, has also been a much appreciated source of revenue.
Our affiliate has completed and dedicated 57 homes as of January 2020. In 2020 we hope to increase production by building four houses. We are working on the property we recently purchased from the North Platte Public School district. We will be able to build nine houses on this lot.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.