Habitat for Humanity
This year our church worked with other Methodist churches in the area to build this house at 1306 Howell St. in Lafayette. It honors the late Daniel Kline, who played drums for the WIRED service. His parents, Suzie and Stu, are shown here with the home's new owner, Vanglee Jones at this fall's dedication. Vanglee and her two teenage daughters will buy the house at a reduced interest rate and repay the community by working on other Habitat houses.
To support Habitat, the new owners and congregations helped build the houses, and churches donate the funds. Our team was lead by Alex Gonzalez.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Habitat builds or renovates houses in partnership with families who qualify for home ownership based on three criteria: need, a willingness to partner with Habitat and an ability to repay a no-interest mortgage. The organization sells its houses at no profit, with no interest charged. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. It has built and renovated over 300,000 houses worldwide since 1976.