About Us

Our mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity York County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.  We partner with volunteers, donors and local communities to build, rehabilitate, and repair homes in partnership with local families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. 

Habitat for Humanity York County was founded in 1985 by Miles Freeman and a small group of dedicated individuals. Since that time, Habitat and the greater York County community have completed 31 homes in York County for hard-working people in need of decent, affordable housing. Our homes are well-built, energy efficient, easy to maintain and enhance the neighborhoods in which we build. Habitat families assume an affordable mortgage and their payments are recycled to build more Habitat homes. 

In June 2013, Habitat opened a ReStore to support our mission. The ReStore sells donated building materials, appliances, furniture, hardware and household goods to the general public, and proceeds support Habitat’s affordable housing mission. To learn more about the ReStore click here.

We also run Keep York County Warm, which provides weatherization services at no cost to low income homeowners in York County. 

Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International (“Habitat”) and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Leadership: Meet Our Directors

Habitat for Humanity Affiliates in Maine

Habitat for Humanity York County is one of ten affiliates serving communities throughout Maine. If you don’t live in York County, please click here to find your local affiliate.

Habitat affiliates build houses, while Habitat for Humanity International provides a wide range of support services and resources both nationally and internationally. For more information about Habitat for Humanity International you can visit their website. 

Who We Are

What We Do

Construction

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity York County and the York County community has built 31 homes located throughout York County — Parsonsfield, Kennebunkport, Eliot, Springvale, Hollis, Limerick, York and more. Habitat works to build the most energy efficient and sustainable home possible with available resources. Our energy efficient homes are designed and constructed to be durable and use less resources. These homes are affordable to build, purchase, own and maintain.

Habitat is responsible for land development, procuring all materials and hiring the necessary professional services to build the home (electrician, plumber, excavator, etc.) Community volunteers provide a vast amount of the labor. Our construction manager leads volunteers who build alongside our partner family throughout the construction process.

Weatherization

Habitat’s Keep York County Warm! is a county-wide weatherization program bringing community members together to assist low-income homeowners in need of assistance. Our mission is to help York County’s most vulnerable residents reduce their energy costs and improve their comfort, health, safety and air quality inside the home.
Keep York County Warm! provides weatherization service at no cost for up to 40 low-income homeowners each year. All participating families receive basic weatherization materials and installation at no cost. Basic weatherization materials include weatherstripping for doors, windows and attic hatches, spray foam insulation, electrical outlet gaskets, caulking, door sweeps, pipe insulation, smoke and CO detectors, LED light bulbs, and custom made interior storm windows. The custom storm window inserts are built by Habitat volunteers at the weatherization workshop in the ReStore. Each storm window saves the homeowner an estimated annual energy savings of $16.14.

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Why Habitat

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than than 1,000,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 6.8 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.