Habit for Humanity Chicago
Formerly "Windy City Habitat for Humanity"

Get to Know our Partner Families

At Habitat for Humanity Chicago, we believe everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. We build homes alongside hardworking and well deserving partner families. Habitat Chicago assists our qualified home buyers along each part of the journey to home ownership.

After completing the home ownership program requirements, families are eligible to purchase a Habitat home with a minimal down payment and a zero percent interest mortgage. The benefits of home ownership are generational as well: compared to renters, children of home owners are 116% more likely to attend college and 59% more likely to own their own home after moving out of their parents' home.

The monumental day when we present the front door keys to each of our partner families is a day that motivates us all! Learn more about Habitat Chicago's homeownership program.

Our families give us and the Chicago community hope. Together, we build a better Chicago.

Learn more about Habitat Chicago and our families or read on below to hear their personal stories:

Angela Spencer joined Habitat Chicago's homeownership program in the Fall of 2014 with hopes of more space for her three youngest boys to grow. Since joining the program, Angela has put in many hours working with her future community and tackling her sweat equity alongside her daughter and volunteers. Learn more about Angela and the rest of the Spencer family.

Get to know the Powers family, Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Pope Francis Home Challenge family. Head of household, Alleania Powers, is excited to move into her new home with her mother, Dorathia, and brother Tanasse. Learn more about the Powers family and share their inspiring story!

In June of 2013, Windy City Habitat for Humanity was pleased to welcome Ella Hippe and her two daughters as a partner family in its homeownership program. Born and raised on the west side of Chicago, Ms. Hippe knew she wanted to raise her daughters in this great city but was concerned about her family's housing conditions. Read more about the Hippe family.

When asked how she feels about her daughter becoming an official homeowner, Earthalean Robinson takes a pensive breath before replying, "For me, the most fulfilling part of the homeowner process is that Teal will own something of her own, something she can leave for the girls." Read more about the Marshbanks.