About Middlesex Habitat
Who We Are
Middlesex Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are an independent, locally run, IRS 501(c) (3) organization, headquartered in Cromwell, CT and working throughout Middlesex County. We have built or rehabbed over 15 homes in Middlesex County and helped dozens of family members since our organization was established in 1996.
(You can see a list of our staff and board members here.)
What We Do
We construct, rehabilitate, and preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Habitat provides partner families with a hand up, not a hand out. Our partner families agree to repay the cost of their home to Habitat via a no-interest, no-profit mortgage which is held by MHFH. We acquire land and houses to rehab through property donations, tax liens and very low-cost sales from both individuals and towns. With the dedication of many volunteers, we are providing an American Dream – home ownership – to partner families in our Middlesex County communities.
Serving Centerbrook, Chester, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, Essex, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Higganum, Ivoryton, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook
How We Do it
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent 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 homeowner’s monthly mortgage payments are used to build more houses.
We also operate a ReStore in Cromwell, CT. The ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement and donation center that sells quality new and used furniture, appliances, home accessories, and building materials to the public at low cost. We are protecting the environment by keeping furniture and other items out of landfills. All of the proceeds are then used to build homes.
Why We Do It
We believe in a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live.
HFH is an equal housing organization. We follow HUD and Habitat for Humanity International guidelines in our family selection process, considering those with the greatest need first.