Coming in September

Thrivent Build on Faith

and Habitat

'Nails and Nosh'

Have your church, family and business be part of a day to build an item to help a Habitat family. Also includes kids' events and a cooking contest. More details and registration forms to come...


New events set

The Toolin Tour is history and raised nearly $5,000 for the new home.

Watch this space for upcoming events: Aitkin County Garden Thrashers rain garden in McGregor and Nails and Nosh, build and eat with Habitat and Thrivent.


214 First Avenue  NW Aitkin, MN 56431 

Please apply for 2020 home

If you have lived in Aitkin County for at least a year and have a low income and steady income, and don't own property, consider being a Habitat for Humanity homeowner.  Deserving, hard-working families are sought for Aitkin at 218 Minnesota Avenue South. Call the local office at 218.927.5656 to request an application or email 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 is a core sweat-equity requirement of the affiliate’s agreement with the family.