In no state can a minimum wage worker afford a two-bedroom unit at Fair Market Rent, working a standard 40-hour work week, without paying more than 30% of their income.

Building homes, communities, hope, and opportunities.

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Their partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. The monthly payments in turn are used to build the next Habitat home.

Clean, decent, and stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head.

>Stability for families and children
>Sense of dignity and pride
>Health, physical safety, and security
>Increase of educational and job prospects

Your donation can help buy:

$10 = Box of Nails
$35 = Roof Shingles
$50 = Low Flow Toilet
$75 = Window
$100 = Kitchen Sink
$150 = Front Door
$500 = Siding
$1000 = Wallboard
$2000 = Flooring

Further Reading

Why is Habitat needed?

Myths and Facts about Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity FAQ

Out of Reach - In depth reports about the affordable housing crisis

Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. According to Habitat International's annual report, 85% of Habitat International's received donations go towards programming, while 15% are fundraising and management expenses. 


Take an in-depth look at the issue of poverty housing and the families it affects-and see what Habitat for Humanity is doing to address the need. For more information, visit

Last year, the Bucket 100 raised $16,472.98 benefiting Habitat partner families and communities.


Top ten donors:

$3684.20 :: Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County :: 2010

$2500 :: Michael D. and Stephanie A. Carron :: 2013

$1330 :: Renee S. Roames :: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013

$1297 :: Anonymous :: 2012

$1000 :: John G. and Nina M. Pomery :: 2011, 2012, 2013

$1000 :: Jack and Joan Wealing :: 2013

$450 :: Patricia Stetz :: 2012, 2013

$450 :: Anonymous :: 2011

$437.45 :: Anonymous :: 2010

$400 :: Michael A. and Julie B. Throne :: 2009, 2013

$400 :: Bradley Lucier :: 2007

Partner Families at Purdue

2014 - To be announced!

2013 - The Cosby Family

Temple is a culinary professional at Red Lobster and Brooke is currently a stay at home mom. They have two beautiful children, Cadence who is two and Carson who is one. Temple loves wrestling, football, and basketball. He also loves drawing. Brooke loves softball, and being outdoors with her family. They first heard about Habitat a couple years ago through family and church friends and applied for a Habitat home in April of 2012. They currently living in a rental situation that is pushing them to the limit of their financial means. They had also lived with family in the past year to help pay off some debts so that they would have a better chance to qualify for Habitat. Temple and Brooke will be fulfilling 500 sweat equity hours throughout the process and are already off to a good start. They are looking forward to finally feeling safe financially and physically when they get in their Habitat home. They also can't wait for their children to have a yard to play in. They continue to express how grateful they are for this second chance and for the home they will eventually move into that will hold a lifetime of memories for their family.

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2011 - The Brooks Family

Jessica Brooks is looking forward to partnering with Habitat to build a house on Park Avenue near Columbian Park and make it her home. She has lived her entire life in Lafayette. A graduate of Jefferson High School, Jessica works at the Baurer Family Resources Community Center in child care. She loves to spend her spare time with daughter, Gabrielle, 3, and capture precious moments through scrapbooking. Gabrielle enjoys going on walks and playing with her dogs, Max and Ellie. She also takes gymnastics and swimming lessons.

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2010 - The Taylor Family

Although a native of the Waveland-Browns Valley area, Jennifer Taylor has lived in Lafayette for about 12 years.  She works in Dr. Turner’s office at Innovative Medicine and is the mother of three children: Skyler (14), Jazlyn (7), and Brooklyn (10 months).  She attends Victory Christian Center.

A typical teenager, Skyler likes his X-Box 360, video games, and hanging out with his friends.  His sister, Jazlyn, enjoys music and likes to do gymnastics.  Brooklyn is just learning to get around and is happy with anything she can get her hands on!  Jennifer’s list of “likes” includes dancing, swimming, spending time with friends and family, and renting movies every Tuesday.  Perhaps her greatest love, though, is having quiet time to herself, which she readily admits doesn’t happen much these days!

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2009 - Brian Sholty

Brian Sholty and the Habitat Student Chapter at Purdue will be partnering this fall/winter to build his house at 2609 Poland Hill Road. In addition, Purdue Extension is working with Brian to make his a Universal Design house.  A Universal Design building is designed and built to provide a certain minimum level of accessibility to a person with a physical disability.

Brian grew up in Delphi, IN, but currently resides in Lafayette and has worked at Wabash Center for the past 5 years.  His main interest is working with disabled adults and children, which he does as a production supervisor at Wabash Center.    He is a member of Eastside Assembly of God, where he is active in various church activities.  This summer he was part of a mission team from his church that traveled to Nicaragua, where they built a chapel at a school for the deaf.

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2008 - The Cornell Family

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