Mission Overview
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, is comprised of people working together to build homes for the inadequately sheltered in the greater-Danbury area. Housatonic Habitat renovates and/or builds simple, comfortable homes with the help of compassionate volunteers filled with compassion and the future homeowner families.

Future homeowners buy the home from Housatonic Habitat (sold at no profit), work 400 sweat equity hours, and pay a no-interest mortgage over 20-30 years. Housatonic Habitat continues to partner with families through the duration of their mortgages to assist them in being responsible homeowners, good neighbors, and contributing members of their communities. These families achieve the American Dream of becoming proud homeowners while responsibly maintaining a wholesome place to raise their families.

The First Congregational Church provides volunteers for building projects in the area.

In the fall of 2004, a home was dedicated on Patch Street in Danbury that was entirely sponsored bythe church. The funding and much of the labor was provided by the congregation of the church and the new homeowners expressed their appreciation in the emotions they shared at the dedication ceremony. FCC supports Housatonic Habitat for Humanity on an ongoing basis through hands-on work and financial contributions.

Becoming Involved
If you are interested in becoming involved with Housatonic Habitat for Humanity or have other questions regarding The First Congregational Church's support of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, please contact the church office at 203-438-8077 or complete our online form.

Financial Support
If you are interested in financially supporting Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, you can donate electronically or write a check in the amount you care to give to The First Congregational Church and note in the memo field the gift should be used toward the Housatonic Habitat for Humanity mission. The check can be placed in the offering plate at any worship service or can be mailed to the church office: The First Congregational Church, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. 100% of your designated gift will be sent to the mission and all donations are fully tax deductible.

For more information on Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, go to: www.housatonichabitat.org