Habitat Hope

Here to Help

In tough times, it’s important to come together to help each other out. That’s why Habitat HOPE is here to help you navigate this time of uncertainty. It’s important to get ahead of any issues that may arise, so don’t hesitate in giving us a call. 

Jeanette McDonald is a HUD certified Housing Counselor with experience in Foreclosure Counseling. She is available to talk with you, via phone appointment only, about your mortgage or property tax delinquency.

My Mitten Decor

Is there anything better than helping a company who makes such a difference in your community and saving money at the same time? If you're like me, your mind is constantly going. What can I paint today? What can I redo tomorrow? I think most of us have at least one thing that makes us feel at peace, and for me, it's decorating and restoring. 

Monroe County

 "We have always believed that we will only find our way forward together. It’s true every day — and will be even truer now." 

"The need we work so hard every day to meet will only grow.” Habitat for Humanity International C.E.O, Jonathon Reckford has reminded us during this difficult time, that there are some things that we can only get through together. 

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We know that these are trying times and many families are feeling financial uncertainty. Financial counselor Jeanette is still available for phone appointments to help assist you in foreclosure and homeownership. 

Appointments can be made with her via phone or email  734-243-2048 or  


This notice serves as an update about the measures Habitat Monroe is taking to protect our staff, volunteers, customers, and people we service considering the COVID-19 pandemic.  


The following changes to operation effective immediately and until further notice:


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Start with a  dream - a dream of being debt free, having an emergency savings, owning your own home.


Tips to Stay on Financial Track

The Holiday Season is upon us.  It’s a time to spend with family and friends, sharing food, sharing laughs and making memories. It’s also a time for gift giving, which can make a dent in your wallet and affect your finances. As a homeowner, it can be extra hard to balance your regular monthly bills with all of the added expenses that come with this season.  Here are a few pointers to help you make sure that you don’t break your bank, but still have an awesome holiday. 

Thrivent Faith Build

Since 2005, Habitat and Thrivent have partnered to help make affordable housing and better communities a reality for families.


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Not a Day Too Early to Start Saving for the Holiday Season

By: Jeanette McDonald

According to a Gallup Study, American adults will spend approximately $920.00 on gifts this holiday season.  This is up from $885.00 in 2018.


Giving Tuesday

Have you heard of ‘Giving Tuesday’ ?

The concept of Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 and according to, it is a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”

The basic idea is to inspire people around the world to do good for someone else, during this holiday season, and every day. Positioned conveniently on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, it’s a great time to reflect on all the blessings in your life and bless someone else’s. 

Restore crew member, Habitat homeowner, friend to all.

These are just a few of the titles that Amy Shinault has held for the past ten years. But it is now time for the next part of her journey, as she has accepted a new opportunity and will be leaving the ReStore. If you have visited the ReStore in the past decade, you have probably encountered a smiling woman with her signature red hair at the front counter.

Not often does Habitat Monroe have access funds for critical home repairs for local community members in need. As a result of this circumstance when we do find funding we are so grateful! Habitat for Humanity of Michigan was able to provide Habitat Monroe some limited funding for a critical repair need in Monroe County.  Daniel and Linda of Temperance were they fortunate recipients of this funding. 

The Habitat HOPE Program has been working hard to bring its Homebuyer Education Classes into the community, at convenient locations throughout Monroe County. 

October’s Homebuyer Education class will be held on the Monroe County Community College campus, at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd in Monroe County, on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. 

Those interested in attending this class can register through the college by either stopping in on the campus or calling (734) 384-4127. The class fee is $25 and can be found in the course catalogue under the title ‘Your Own Home.’

If you have been on our build site this month, you may have seen a hard-working young man talking about Americorps. His name is Mark Weddington and he is the newest team member of the Habi-crew. 

Mark began his term with Americorps in September, serving with Habitat Monroe as the Volunteer Services Coordinator. He’s a 23 year old student at the University of Toledo who is passionate about service work. He is majoring in history and working towards a minor in social services.

Fifth Third Bank Donates $22,500 to Habitat HOPE Program 


The Habitat HOPE Program received $22,500 in funding from Fifth Third Bank on July 29, 2019, making them the program’s largest sponsor. 

The Habitat HOPE program is a part of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County and serves as a precursor to the Habitat homeownership program. HOPE also offers free financial services to the public including foreclosure prevention counseling, homebuyer education, and individual financial counseling.

Join us for this FREE Financial Resource Education Event in Monroe County.


Meet local vendors with resources to help you reach your financial goals.

Thursday August 29th 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm at the La-Z-Boy center at Monroe County Community College.


Check out the financial workshops and resources!

There are probably many things that humans, cats and dogs have in common, including the need for love and attention. One thing is perhaps the most important similarity of them all: they need safe & reliable shelter. 

That’s why on Saturday, July 13, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is partnering with the Humane Society of Monroe to bring an afternoon of free, furry, family fun to the Habitat ReStore.