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MISSION, VISION & VALUES

Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian organization founded in 1989. TCA Habitat has since built over 60 simple, decent and affordable homes in the Tri-Cities. Our hope is to eliminate sub-standard housing in our community. TCA Habitat works in partnership with area churches, businesses and individuals to build simple, decent houses that will become homes for our Partner families.

Ottawa County has an estimated 529 homeless families. Children of homeowners are 25% more likely to graduate from High School and 116% more likely to graduate from College than children of renters.

Through the donated time, hard work and resources of many in our community, Habitat houses are built at low cost and sold to the Partner Families without profit or interest. Partner Families must make a $500 down-payment and complete 200-400 hours of “Sweat Equity” before they can move into their home. Habitat provides a variety of supportive services to the families to help ease their transition to home ownership.

All Are Welcome

Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy:

All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.

In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

A WORLD where EVERYONE has a decent place to LIVE.

2022 Hops 4 Homes Fundraiser

Get tickets now for our 7th Annual Hops 4 Homes fundraising event!
Thursday, October 20th, 5:30-8:30pm at Trillium Event Center in Spring Lake.

$75 per person advance ticket includes six craft brew tastings, or seltzers, wine or cider tastings, Oktoberfest German Buffet, 50/50 Raffles, Live Music by Jack Leaver,  Basket Raffles and Live Auction. Proceeds from this event help us to continue the many programs we offer families in our communities to help keep them healthy and safe in their homes. We are so grateful for your support of this event.
Enjoy a really fun time while making a difference in our communities!

For tickets, please call 616-846-1505 or email:  vonni@tricitieshabitat.org

Or purchase your tickets through Eventbrite by clicking the button below!

This will be the only event through the end of the year for our Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity, so we’re asking for your help in making it a success. We have a lot of exciting things in the works to expand our area and share our mission. The proceeds for the annual Hops 4 Homes Fundraiser helps to support the costs needed to implement the many programs we offer to the families in the communities we service:

  • Priority Home Repair – a program that allows eligible homeowners to access dollars to make repairs to their property that are essential to health and safety.
    Aging in Place – a national initiative that provides home repairs to keep low-income seniors safe in their homes, which may include modifications to the interior to accommodate a wheelchair.
  • Veterans Build Affiliate – a national initiative that provides eligible veterans the opportunity to improve their basic housing, such as building ramps or assistance in accessing resources.
  • A Brush with Kindness – this program helps eligible seniors with exterior repairs when they have difficulties maintaining their home.
    Home Construction or Rehab – Donor dollars, alongside volunteer labor, help us with the purchase of land, materials, supplies and labor of new home construction or rehab for our partner families’ homes to offer them a safe, affordable place to call home.
  • ReStore – in Grand Haven and another store soon to open in Norton Shores! A place to recycle building materials to keep them from the landfill and allow customers to make home improvements at affordable prices.
  • Cars for Homes – Your used car (or truck/boat/van) can help build a new home for a family in need. Well arrange everything & even pick it up for you! *tax-deductible as allowed by law

Your support will further our mission to help families stay safe in their homes, to provide affordable housing in our communities and see that everyone has a decent place to live.

DID YOU KNOW?…

..that Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. has a CARS FOR HOMES program?

Your used car can help build a new home for a family in need!  It doesn’t have to run.  We’ll even pick it up for you! Acceptable vehicles for donation:  cars, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, RV’s and some construction equipment.  *Tax Deductible- as allowed by law.  It’s simple and easy, we’ll arrange everything for you!

Call CARS FOR HOMES  877-277-4344 or click and complete the CARS FOR HOMES DONATION FORM here. Remember to mention our Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity in Grand Haven, MI!

NOW HIRING

*ALL PAID POSITIONS*

Construction Managers • Part-Time

ReStore Manager

ReStore Retail Associates

Please contact Beth Hanis for info:
bethh@tricitieshabitat.org
616-846-1505
Located:
600 S. Beacon Blvd Suite C
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS & THE STAFF

Board of Directors

Robert Zitta, Chairperson of the Board

Jon Harrison, Vice Chairman

Cindy Moe, Secretary

Donald Longpre, Treasurer

Jennifer Johnson

Mike Houskamp

Cathy Van Pelt

Dave Ireland

Mark Meyers

Jared Olson

Steve Harvey

Rob Garrison

Arlan Meekhof

Operations Staff

Beth Hanis, Executive Director
bethh@tricitieshabitat.org

Vonni Leaver, Development Manager
vonni@tricitieshabitat.org

Construction Manager
construction@tricitieshabitat.org

Lynne Balkema, Volunteer Coordinator/Budget Counselorr
volunteer @tricitieshabitat.org

Pat Grossenbacher, ReStore Manager
restore@tricitieshabitat.org

Susan Siebert

Greg Schlott

Ethan Barnett

Contact us

Tri-Cities Habitat – Office

Phone: 616-846-1505

Monday-Friday 9-5

600 S. Beacon Blvd Suite C
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Tri-Cities Area Restore

Phone: 616-607-2300

Mon-Fri 9-5:30  Sat 9-3:30

408 N. Ferry Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
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