Home is the KEY to community
Our team’s achievements over the last 28 years confirm how critical housing is to families and communities. What Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity really builds is strength, stability, and self-reliance. Our focus on home provides people a place and a voice in our community. When individuals believe that they belong, they engage, interact, and invest. We all grow stronger. Home is the key to community. This year, six families will build and purchase safe, affordable homes, and another thirty households will make critical repairs and/or accessibility modifications through our Helping Hands program. 

Help us cultivate home and community in the coming year by sending your year-end donation today.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Women Build Dedication
The Doris Preucil Women Build committee is excited to announce that the home is nearly complete! Nasr and Rasha will move in this month and we want you to celebrate with them!

What: Women Build Dedication Ceremony
Where: 2629 Blazing Star Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240
When: Sunday, December 15, 2:00 pm
WOMEN'S HOME IMPROVEMENT CONFIDENCE COURSE
We are proud to offer a new learning experience for women: The Women's Home Improvement Confidence Course . Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to do various home improvement tasks in a safe, nonjudgmental environment as we remodel an Iowa City home. This series of Saturday classes will introduce you to the challenges and obstacles you will face in a real-world remodeling environment. This is an à la carte course, so you can attend the Saturdays that fit in with your schedule and what you would like to learn. You will receive instruction on what tools and techniques you need to know in order to improve and update your own home. All instructors and participants will be women!

SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP TODAY !

Thank you to Sandy Steil of MMS Consultants for working tirelessly to put this class together.
Building Green with
Johnson County!
In an effort further reduce IVHFH's carbon footprint, we recently insulated our warehouse using a grant from Johnson County. We are looking forward to the next steps in our plan, which include installing air source heat pumps to heat and cool the building. These changes to the warehouse will allow us to store and protect our temperature sensitive equipment while keeping energy use at a minimum.

Thank you to the Johnson County staff and Supervisors for supporting our efforts.

Click below to learn about our efforts to build green.
SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT
Thank you, Community Foundation of Johnson County!
We are incredibly grateful to have received funding from the  Community Foundation of Johnson County  to support our Helping Hands program and construction of the Interfaith Builds home.

Funding for these awards comes from Bob and Hutha Sayre Fund, Nowak Family Fund, and Skaugstad Family Fund. The generosity and support of CFJC and its donors ensures more people in our community can build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
HOME BUYER CLASSES
If you didn’t know, we offer FREE broad-based home buyer classes, which are open to the public! This class series is designed to be most useful for individuals and households interested in future homeownership, but many or all of the classes can benefit almost anyone!

If you are interested in attending or teaching a class in the future, please contact gabe@iowavalleyhabitat.org
HORIZONS: A FAMILY SERVICE ALLIANCE
Horizons: A Family Service Alliance is a strong partner of our affiliate and Eastern Iowa. Horizons’s Financial Wellness Center provides HUD-accredited financial educators and counselors, who:

1. Teach our home buyer classes as well as

2. Provide 1-on-1 financial counseling with income-based payment options.
ASK US TO GIVE
A PRESENTATION!
Many people are unaware of all of the ways we work to improve issues of affordable housing and community development in our 4-county service area. Please contact gabe@iowavalleyhabitat.org to schedule a time for us to come speak to your business, faith community, organization, or any other group of people! There is much we can share about what we do and our impact on people and communities, the environment, and the economy.