Central MN Habitat for Humanity (CMHFH) is a non-profit ecumenical Christian organization with the mission of gathering communities to transform lives through affordable homeownership. We work in partnership with low-income families and dedicated community volunteers, donors, and partners to build and renovate houses in Central Minnesota that are then purchased by low in-come families. CMHFH serves Benton, Stearns, Sherburne and Wright Counties.
In 1988, a steering committee of eight Saint Cloud citizens who were concerned about the lack of decent, affordable housing, applied to start a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International to serve the needs of families in Central Minnesota. In 1989, we were granted affiliate status, and we began the construction of our first Habitat home in St. Cloud. Our first Partner Family purchased the home in 1990.
Since then, CMHFH has placed over 81 families - about 2/3 of them children - in homes of their own. Additionally, CMHFH's international tithing program has helped build over 89 homes in Costa Rica, Paraguay, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
CMHFH has experienced growth since its inception and strives to increase our capacity to serve more families in the four county area.