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
Marketing and Communications Director

Glenn Ball

Meagan Mabrey
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

Jesica Sonneborn
Southern Wine and Spirits

Christy Langley
Hoosier Energy, REC

Loren Wood
Loren Wood Builders

Karan Rastall
Ruoff Mortgage


Jason Urbanski
Cook Medical

Daniel Conkle
IU Maurer School of Law

Tim Roberts
Craft Construction

Brian Thompson
FC Tucker/Bloomington, REALTORS

Catherine Laughlin
IU School of Public Health

Joe Fitter
IU Kelly School of Business

The Habitat Blueprint - Affiliate Newsletter

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If you would like to subscribe, you can do so on our Contact Us page.


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.


Annual Reports

Habitat builds houses—but we also build a better community right here in Monroe County. Learn more about how we manage our resources, our success and our growth by viewing our annual reports.

2018-2019 Annual Report

Download our 2018-2019 Annual Report as PDF.
Download our 2019 Annual Donor List.
Download our 2020 Gift-In-Kind Donor List.

Previous Years
Annual Report 2017-2018
Annual Donor List (2017-2018)
Annual Report 2016-2017
Annual Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2012-2013
Annual Report 2011-2012
Annual Report 2010-2011
Annual Report 2009-2010

Audited Financials

View the independent auditor’s reports of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County’s financial position.

Audited Financials 2019
Audited Financials 2018

Audited Financials 2017
Audited Financials 2016
Audited Financials 2015
Audited Financials 2014
Audited Financials 2013
Audited Financials 2012
Audited Financials 2011
Audited Financials 2010

Form 990

View Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County’s annual report to the IRS.

IRS 990 2018-2019
IRS 990 2017-2018

IRS 990 2016-2017
IRS 990 2015-2016
IRS 990 2014-2015
IRS 990 2013-2014
IRS 990 2012-2013
IRS 990 2011-2012
IRS 990 2010-2011
IRS 990 2009-2010

Donor Bill of Rights

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Nonprofits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

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