214 First Avenue  NW Aitkin, MN 56431 


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              House build underway

A new house build is underway at 210 Minnesota Avenue South in Aitkin. The Christy Rian family, left, should move in by Thanksgiving.

Applications are closed for 2018 home

Although applications are closed for the current home, you may apply for future homes. 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 homes for future projects. 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 is a core sweat-equity requirement of the affiliate’s agreement with the family.