Committed to increasing access to safe, decent, and affordable housing, our work centers around the development of shelter.

Homeownership & Construction Program

A safe, stable, and affordable home should be the foundation for any individual or family. Yet too many of our friends and neighbors in the Rockford area struggle to acquire just this. This program identifies families that want to become homeowners but are struggling to make this happen.

This year we are working with six families that are on their way toward homeownership. With the power of community volunteers, support from individuals and businesses, and the determination of each family, dozens of children and adults will no longer have to worry about where they will call home.

Rockford ReStore

7141 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, IL 61112

Operated by Habitat staff, the ReStore sells new and used home goods, tools, furniture, vintage items and much more. All sales help fund our homeownership and construction program while keeping hundreds of thousands of pounds of goods out of the local landfill.

The inventory changes by the day — or even hour — and there are regular sales and regular promotions. You never know what you are going to find and you can feel good knowing your purchase helps a local family access safe, affordable housing.

Visit the ReStore page to learn more.

Partnership with
Rockford Public Schools

We partner with Guilford High School, East High School, and our friends at RPS 205 to offer an unprecedented learning experience for students in their Production Academy that also expands Habitat’s capacity to serve more families.

Students in the Production Academy create blueprints, build walls, and eventually build an entire Habitat home from the ground up. This partnerships offers extraordinary hands-on learning and experience for students and strengthens our mission by allowing us to partner with at least one additional family that is struggling to acquire stable housing.