Country Habitat for Humanity is a
locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity
International, a nonprofit,
ecumenical Christian housing organization.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership
with people in need to build and renovate
decent, affordable housing. The houses then
are sold to those in need at no profit and
with no interest charged. Copper Country
Habitat for Humanity builds homes
differently than most other Habitat for
Humanity affiliates. These homes are
designed to be very energy efficient.
Passive solar design principles allow the
homes to be more affordable for the families
in the long run, because heating and
electricity bills average $105 a month. See
our New Home Specifications page for more
provide most of the labor, and individual,
church, and corporate donors provide money
and materials to build Habitat houses.
Partner families themselves invest hundreds
of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into
building their homes and the homes of
others. Their mortgage payments go into a
revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to
build more houses. The Habitat for Humanity
International web site
contains more information on Habitat's
history, mission, volunteer opportunities
and contact information for other Habitat
affiliates around the world.