On April 18, 1991, several interested citizens attended an organizational meeting at the main branch of the Lincoln County Library, taking the first step in becoming Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County. Habitat of Lincoln County was officially approved as an affiliate on March 1, 1992 by Habitat International.
Since our founding, Habitat of Lincoln County has served 37 families with new, rehabbed and recycles homes along with home repairs. Habitat of Lincoln County tithes to providing housing around the world. Since 1992, our tithe has served over 300 international families in Guatemala.
Support for Habitat of Lincoln County comes through recycled mortgage payments from current homeowners, donations from individuals, companies, faith communities, grants, and our ReStore. Habitat of Lincoln County hired our first executive director, Maureen Krueger in June 2011. With all the changes in the lending world, Ms. Krueger, was able to outsource all existing mortgages to help better serve our homeowners.
In January of 2015, our current executive director, Terry Laney, successfully transitioned Habitat of Lincoln County from the mindset of scarcity to abundancy. Since this transition, we have served more families this fiscal year than ever before. Along with our board and committed volunteers, we continue our dedication to providing affordable housing solutions in partnership with the community and families in Lincoln County.