Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity seeks partner family

Calmar, Iowa, will be the next building site for Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH), which works in partnership with families in need of affordable housing.

The organization recently dedicated its 31st project: a new home in Ridgeway for Rachel Blake and her three young children. With that project ending, WCHFH is now seeking a partner family for its 2019 home build, the Calmar house. Partner families must have a stable employment record and a history of financial responsibility, demonstrate that they currently have an inadequate housing situation, and be willing to work alongside volunteers. Selected partner families must be able to invest at least 150 hours of labor or “sweat equity” into building their homes and the homes of others. Once a project is complete, WCHFH houses are sold to selected partner families at no profit and with no interest charged.

For further information on partner-family eligibility requirements, visit or contact Gus Johnson at 563-382-1802 or Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.