Who We Are

Our Mission

At Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County we build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter--the only thing we give away is an opportunity. Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with qualifying families.

Our work in Monroe County has a special urgency as 1 in 5 (22%) people live in poverty. According to 2019 data, Monroe County is the least affordable place to live in the state of Indiana—an employee earning minimum wage must work 93 hours per week every week of the year to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

All who qualify for the Habitat program do so based on the same three criteria: need for housing, ability to pay, willingness to partner. Each adult member living in a Habitat home must put in 250 hours of volunteering, called sweat equity, prior to closing on their house.

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, our houses are sold to future homeowners and financed with affordable loans. As our partner families pay back their affordable mortgage, we are able to offer future families an opportunity for home ownership making an impact for additional families.


Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County was founded in 1988 and operated entirely by volunteers until 1997. Currently, our affiliate has more than 10 full-time staff and has housed 775 people--including more 441 children. Currently, we are building an average of 8-10 homes each year and have 18 families in our program. Through the work of thousands of volunteers and community partners, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County has built 218 homes.

Construction for the our first neighborhood, Cedar Chase, began in 2008 on Bloomington’s southwest side and is home to more than 30 families. The second neighborhood project off the B-Line trail, Trail View, began in 2014 and is nearing completion. We are poised to break ground on our third neighborhood, Osage Place, in 2021.

Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is an equal opportunity housing provider and adheres to Habitat for Humanity International’s non-proselytizing policy.

The only thing Habitat gives away is an opportunity.


Nathan Ferreira
Director of Land Development & Production

Wendi Goodlett
President and Chief Executive Officer

Colleen McKenna
Development Director

Theresa Lehman
Family and Brand Advocacy Director

Glenn Ball

Jessica Grannan
ReStore Manager

Board of Directors

Meredith Rogers
Bloom Insurance Agency

Mark Bauman
Vice Chair
IU School of Medicine

Noah Stoffman
IU Kelley School of Business

Karen Adams
IU Office of the President

Daniel Conkle
IU Maurer School of Law

Joe Fitter
IU Kelley School of Business

Virginia Githiri
PopKorn Kernals With A Twist
Indiana University, School of Public Health, Bloomington

Christy Langley
Hoosier Energy, REC

Catherine Laughlin
IU School of Public Health

Alyson Norrick
Catalent Biologics

Karan Rastall
Ruoff Mortgage

Tim Roberts
Craft Construction

Jesica Sonneborn
Commercial Service

Brian Thompson
FC Tucker/Bloomington, REALTORS

Jason Urbanski
Cook Medical

Loren Wood
Loren Wood Builders

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Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. Our organization’s policy is to offer equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. This policy is applicable to recruitment, hiring, rates of pay, job assignments, promotion, training, discipline and all other terms and conditions of employment.

To volunteer with us, please visit our volunteer page.

Current Openings:

ReStore Receiving Specialist (32 hours/week)

The Receiving Specialist will shape the ReStore experience by providing a consistently top-tier customer service experience. This individual will report to, and work closely with the Receiving Manager, other Receiving Specialists and volunteers to safely load and unload vehicles during pick-ups and drop-offs and carry out the back-room to sales floor workflow to safely, quickly and effectively merchandise new items on the sales floor. The person will also work with the Operations Manager to carry out the daily truck pickup schedule and represent Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County in the community.

You can find more details in the full position posting here.

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