Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 905
Madras, OR. 97741
Who We Are and What We Do
Habitat for Humanity International
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity partners with various individuals and organizations to provide affordable housing in our community. We also form partnerships with families. The Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity Family Services Committee volunteers assist families in:
Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian-based non-profit organization that believes that people who are economically disadvantaged and in need of affordable housing need capital, not charity and need coworkers, not caseworkers.
Millard and Linda Fuller carried the concept of Koinonia to Zaire and launched a building program of more than 160 homes. When they returned to the United States in 1976, Habitat for Humanity was launched to expand their work. Habitat is headquartered in Americus, Georgia and has more than 1,000 affiliates throughout the U.S., Canada and worldwide.
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity was chartered as a non-profit corporation by the state of Oregon in 1993 and it became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International at that time. Our first home was completed in 1995.
In 1968, businessman and lawyer Millard Fuller and Dr. Clarence Jordan, founder of Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia began working together to eliminate substandard housing in Sumter County, Georgia. Koinonia began building and selling houses to the poor at no profit and at no interest. This premise is based upon the Scriptural admonition of Exodus 22:25 to not be a moneylender and charge interest when lending money to the poor. Today, the work of Koinonia Farm continues in Georgia.
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity ReStore
84 SW K Street
Madras, OR. 97741