Paducah-McCracken Co. Habitat for Humanity was Kentucky's first Affiliate, formed in 1980. We have provided home ownership opportunities for 71 low-income families in the Paducah-McCracken County area.
Habitat for Humanity is not a give away program. Houses are sold to Homeowner Partners without profit, using zero interest on 20 year mortgages. Homeowners make a small down payment and must complete 250 sweat equity hours before they can move into their homes. Sweat equity hours are usually worked on their home and other families' homes, or on another Habitat project.
When Habitat families move from poverty housing into their own homes, they report better health, increased stability in the family, and children who do better in school. There is well-documented improvement in civic involvement that accompanies movement from rental to ownership. This is good for everyone in the community.
We also need your help in order to make building dreams a reality. From picking up a hammer to donating funds or much needed materials, there are many ways in which you can support Paducah-McCracken Co. Habitat for Humanity's efforts. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us and how you can make a difference. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.
Seeking to put god's love into action, habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is not a handout. To qualify, partner families must pay a down payment, participate in homeowner education classes, and work at least 250 hours of sweat equity. Then they re-pay a 20 year, no interest mortgage, which goes back into our building program to build more homes.
Even though we're affiliated with the International Habitat organization, we must raise all our money locally. We use efficient business practices to coordinate volunteer labor with donations of money and materials. Our goal is to eliminate poverty housing in Paducah-McCracken County. We need your help to accomplish our goal. Please join us!
All are welcome - Paducah-McCracken County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that eveyrone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. 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 include conversion to a particular faith.