About Our Work in Buchanan County
Critical home repairs help people like Don, a WWII veteran, remain in a home he spent most of his life in. The affordable homeownership program puts dreams within reach for single mothers like Chasity, giving her motivation to complete the requirements in record time and enjoy everything she learns along the way. Your dollars have an incredible impact that echoes for generations.
This year, it will take $100,000 to help Buchanan County families in need of affordable homeownership solutions. Don is an example of the six Habitat families in your county currently waiting for homes to be repaired and the one family waiting for their home build to begin.
VOLUNTEER - We have new home construction, home repair, and ReStore volunteer opportunities available in Buchanan County. Sign up HERE!
DONATE - Your financial support will bring independence to families in need of a decent place to live and build a community where EVERYONE thrives. Learn More HERE.
HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM - Potential homebuyers might be dealing with poorly made, unhealthy, or inadequate housing; unaffordable rent; or have other shelter needs. If this sounds like you, join our waiting list HERE!
HOME REPAIR PROGRAM - Iowa Heartland offers affordable home repairs in Buchanan County. If you own your home and are in need of repairs, call our office at (319) 235-9946!
Enrich Her in the news
Independence Bulletin Journal featured our Enrich Her event in an article written by John Klotzbach, Editor:
INDEPENDENCE – Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity (IHHH) is known for building homes for homebuyers and completing critical home repairs in owner-occupied homes in Buchanan, Bremer, Butler, and Black Hawk Counties.
The last two weeks of June every year they have special Women Build events. The 2023 event theme was “Enrich her” and drew area teams of women of various skills from Buchanan County to work on a home in Independence. Among the volunteers were women representing Geater Machining & Manufacturing Company, Prairie Lakes Church, Veridian Credit Union, Blue Buffalo, BankIowa, and a team created by Andi McCurdy-Savago consisting of friends and family called ‘better TOGETHER,’ which represented Independence, Lamont, Strawberry Point, Manchester, and beyond.
Representatives of IHHH and a professional site supervisor were present to answer questions, offer training, and keep everyone safe.