Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) is a housing ministry dedicated to strengthening communities by empowering low-income families to change their lives and the lives of future generations through homeownership and home preservation opportunities. This is accomplished by working in partnership with diverse people, from all walks of life, to build simple, decent, affordable housing.
Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity is an equal housing lender whose mission is to provide homeownership and home preservation opportunities to low-income families is unique, as it requires partner families to work alongside the community that is reaching out to help them. Each Habitat partner family provides “sweat equity” or physical labor toward the construction of their own home, other Habitat family homes and special projects. Partner families provide between 300-500 hours of sweat equity and participate in educational programs designed to help them achieve successful homeownership.