Hammering to the finish


Our Mission Statement

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Aitkin County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principle that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. 

Aitkin County Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

About Aitkin County Habitat for Humanity:

A world where everyone has a decent place to live

Our Vision


214 First Avenue  NW Aitkin, MN 56431 

Sod is down at the McGregor home.
It is nearly finished. It will be dedicated on Sunday, November 15, at 4 p.m.

Apply now to be a homeowner

If you have lived in Aitkin County for at least a year and have a low income and steady income, consider being a Habitat for Humanity homeowner.  Deserving, hard-working families are sought for McGregor and Aitkin homes. The Family Selection Committee is busy looking for homeowners for McGregor and Aitkin. Call the local office at 218.927.5656 to request an application or email annschwartz@habitatforhumanityaitkincounty.org. We do conduct credit and criminal background and sex offender checks. However, the board of directors has the final say as to who is eligible to partner with us for a home so no one is ruled out until they go through the process. Apply today! We are located in the back of the Morris and Morris building, 214 1st St. NW Aitkin, MN, open Monday-Thursday 8-noon and Fridays by appt. Apply today to be a homeowner -- don't hesitate.

Building Homes With Partner Families

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates alongside our homeowner (partner) families. Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.  Aitkin County Habitat For Humanity (HFH) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.


Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need. ABWK helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.


Homeownership Training

The primary goal of the Habitat for Humanity homeowner/homebuyer education is to provide families with the skills necessary to become successful homeowners. One of the most important responsibilities of the Family Support committee is to develop a thorough and accessible homebuyer readiness education program. Homebuyer education should be a core sweat-equity requirement of the affiliate’s agreement with the family.