Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County was established in 2009. Our dedicated board of directors hired an executive director in 2015, and we continue as a volunteer organization with an ever-growing team of over 300 supporters. In our short history we have completed four house builds, 16 weatherization projects, provided universal access to a food pantry, and repurposed materials from multiple homes slated for demolition. We are in a position to build with a new partner homeowner(s) every year now, and in late April, 2018, we announced a major step forward in our work towards long term sustainability as a nonprofit dedicated to building strength, stability, self-reliance, and affordable permanent housing solutions in Waldo County.
House build #1 Belfast
Our first house was completed in 2010 and our partner family moved in on Christmas Eve of that year. The homeowner tells us that she and her family cherish their "forever home." They continue as key volunteers for HFHWC offering their time and talent on projects, builds, and fundraisers.
House build #2 Searsport
Our second home was completed just two years later in 2012. The family moved in just after Christmas and has enjoyed being together in their new home. As neighbors of our 2017 build, they welcomed the newest members of the Habitat family to the neighborhood at ground breaking, and have even shared bulbs from their garden.
House build #3 Searsmont
We love this picture from our home build completed in 2015. The partner family says when "when a couple members of the selection committee showed up at our door, we were speechless! We are so grateful and blessed to be part of this journey."
House build #4 Searsport
Build #4 was our first foray into double wall construction which resulted in an increase in energy efficiency while still completing the house 10% below budget. The entire build took less than six months, and our partner homeowners were in the house in time to spend their first night in their new home camped out by a Christmas tree.
We are actively planning to open a Waldo County ReStore
For five years the ReStore Committee of our affiliate has been laying the groundwork for the next big step towards expansion of our build program and long term sustainability of our young affiliate. Our goal of opening the Waldo County ReStore will give us an income stream to steadily increase our build program and our community impact.
House Build #5,
2018, starting now! Our newest partner homeowner has been selected, and we are starting our 2018 build. Would you like to be a part of our team?
Whether you would like to volunteer every week, every build day, or only once, we would welcome your expertise and enthusiasm on our build site. From builders, to bringers of lunch, to fundraising support, there is a match for everyone! Email for more info.