H4H-affiliate-logo-RGBSeeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Kent is a nonprofit dedicated to the mission of affordable homeownership and neighborhood revitalization in the greater Grand Rapids area. Founded in 1983, Habitat Kent has helped more than 600 families find permanent homes by building, rehabbing or renovating houses and sharing the skills necessary for successful homeownership. Our Christian faith shapes everything we do, and because of this we partner with individuals of all races and religions.

Habitat Kent is one of more than 1,400 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, which has a successful global track record of partnering with individuals, businesses and organizations to achieve our mission. Habitat Kent partners with qualifying low-income families who demonstrate a need for housing, the ability to pay a mortgage and the desire to own their own home.

Habitat Kent is committed to sustainable homes and sustainable communities. In 2006, we built the nation’s first affordable LEED-certified Habitat home in Southeast Grand Rapids, and since 2009, all Habitat Kent builds and rehabs have been LEED-certified. All new Habitat Kent homes are built to Energy Star Version 3 standards and accessible design standards. In 2015, Habitat Kent built the first home in Michigan to meet new LEED Gold v4 standards. As of October 2015 we’ve built a total of 138 LEED certified homes. Sustainable building practices are essential to Habitat Kent’s mission, increasing the durability and longevity of a community’s investment in housing and minimizing the impact on the environment.

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is currently in the work of neighborhood revitalization through their Building Blocks strategy. This will impact 120 families in west side neighborhoods from 2015-2017 through affordable homeownership and home repair.

Habitat for Humanity Kent County 
425 Pleasant Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
www.habitatkent.org/

Forum Representative
Brandyn Deckinga
Director of Construction
bdeckinga@habitatkent.org