“$850 for a one-bedroom apartment!” exclaimed Griselda. That’s what she was paying before she discovered Habitat for Humanity. Griselda was like the other 5,884 households in Rice County who are paying more than 30% of their income towards housing. But now, after being in her Habitat house for 12 years, she’s experienced stable and affordable housing costs and she knows her home is an investment that will reward her, and her children, long into the future.

That’s what Habitat does…. it creates a brighter future for families. 

YOU can change the course of a family’s life for generations. How? By making a holiday contribution to Rice County Habitat for Humanity.

Here’s how…


We have FOUR builds happening right now!

Sites 1 and 2:

715 Willow Street, Faribault and 1004 Central Avenue in Faribault are both on track to start painting in January and it looks like we’ll wrap up both of those houses in early February.

We could use your help to swing a hammer or bring a meal!  Click HERE to sign up to volunteer.

Sites 3 and 4:

712 30th Street NW and 506 30th Street NW in Faribault have just started.  We have a tremendous group of volunteers who have been working in the snow to get these two builds started!  We’ll be looking for volunteers in late February or March to start the interior work on these houses.



THANKS to this group of leaders who attended our Summit on December 3!

What’s a Summit?  That’s where the leadership of Rice County Habitat gets together to share a meal and dialogue about how to live out our mission and ministry!


THANKS to all our our volunteers and donors who came to our Appreciation Dinner on November 18!  We had a great meal and shared some laughs – THANK YOU!!!  You can see pictures from the event HERE.



THANKS to everyone who came to the groundbreakings for our 48th and 49th home in Rice County.  The Anderst and Martinez Families are excited to begin building! Click HERE to see all the pictures from the groundbreakings!








THANKS to all who came to our 6th Annual Family Reunion.  GREAT food and great memories shared!  CLICK HERE to see pictures.







Click HERE to see pictures of the BASHH


Say “Hi” to the Mohamed/Ahmed Family, our Partner Family for 715 Willow Street in Faribault!

The building has already begun at 715 Willow Street for this family!  This is the largest family Habitat has built with in Rice County.  The family of 11 will have a 6 bedroom home and will be built to accommodate the special needs of their 14 year old daughter who is in a wheelchair.  You might recall reading about Lul, the daughter.  She was walking to school one day and was hit by a driver, throwing her 30 feet.  You can read more here…

If you’d like to volunteer at this house click HERE.


Ground Breaking at 1004 Central Avenue, Faribault

We welcomed Christine Chambers and her granddaughter at our ground breaking on July 17.  We are looking forward to starting that build – we’re hoping the end of July we’ll dig the hole and get going!

 Click HERE to see all the pictures from the groundbreaking.



 We TORE DOWN the house to make room for a new house!

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THANKS to Randy Timm with Timm’s Trucking for helping us out with this property!