For Homeowners


    Find out how to become a Habitat homeowner, and see what is happening in our Partner Family Community.

    Homeowner Spotlight

    Congratulations to our 8 family partners (now homeowners) that closed on their houses in June!!


    Maria & Jorge Hernandez, Elgin


    Teresa Aguilar, Elgin


    Janelle Mathisen & Benson, Elgin


    Estella Fernandez, Elgin


    Tames Januk, Carpentersville


    Rachel Anderson & Zander, Carpentersville


    Kaitlyn Hassel & Alexis, Carpentersville


    Sharon Sims & Reginald, Carpentersville


    Homeowner Blog

    To follow a partner family's story as their future home is being renovated, follow this link to the Hunt Family Blog.


    Building Together

    Our mission is more than building a home, it's building a future for a family.  Regardless of your experience using a hammer, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley offers many opportunities for you to get involved as an individual, a group, or as a corporation.

    Volunteering Needs




    Tuesday, July 22:
    - PUNCHLIST @ 96 Golfview Lane, Carpentersville: build fence and remove rocks/stumps from backyard

    Friday, July 25:
    - PUNCHLIST @ 267 Gertrude Street, Elgin: see sign-up day for complete list of punchlist projects

    Saturday, July 26:
    - 1190 Manito Trail, Algonquin: detail/finish carpentry, trim, painting, cleaning, punchlist
    - 313 Gertrude Street, Elgin: work TBD

    Wednesday, July 30:
    - 315 Jewett Street, Elgin: weather dependent exterior work on porch railings, paint, and trim; interior cabinet installation, paint, and trim; cleaning and punchlist
    - 313 Gertrude Street, Elgin: work TBD
    - A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) @ 102 Hook Road, Carpentersville: ABWK prep day powerwashing/scraping exterior of house and garage


    Questions? Contact:

    Olivia Vlahos, Volunteer Coordinator


    Putting God's Love into Action

    HFHNFV held its first Interfaith Build Day on June 21st. The team of nine from five Elgin area churches helped with demolition on one of our Elgin Historic District houses on Division Street.


    Would your congregation be interested in building with us? Contact:

    Bill Klaves, Associate Director


    Olivia Vlahos, Volunteer Coordinator


    Donor Spotlight

    Thrivent Builds

    Thank you so much to St. Peter Lutheran Church of Arlington Heights for working on our Thrivent house at 313 Gertrude Street in Elgin for their annual 3-day blitz build!! There was a visual difference between when they started Thursday morning, July 10, and the end of the day Saturday, July 12. From building the front porch to breaking up 100’ of concrete sidewalk and digging a drain tile ditch, hanging siding, and more, even in the pouring down rain!! We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work!!





    Women Build Clinic, Lowe's of Arlington Heights 

    HFHNFV held its second Women Build Clinic at Lowe's of Arlington Heights on Saturday, June 28. The tools were demonstrated by a respresentative from Bosch. The clinic was well attended, and the women there could not get enough instruction. A special thank you to Lowe's and Bosch for sending Tom to demo your great tools.



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