Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties also operates the Winona ReStore, which helps to fund the building of these homes and other projects.

Family Selection

To partner with Habitat, potential homeowners must first fill out an application. The affiliate’s family selection committee then considers applicants’ level of need, their willingness to become partners in the Habitat program and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. Habitat follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat homeowner families.

If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, please check our Apply for a Home page where you will find information on the availability, size, costs, and sweat equity requirements for Habitat houses in our area, as well as information on the application process.

Tithe - Building Abroad

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties supports the building of Habitat homes in Mexico. We tithe enough to build approximately one home in Mexico per year. To learn more, visit the Habitat International Tithe Program page.