WHO WE ARE
Habitat for Humanity of Benton County, Inc. is a non-profit housing ministry based on Christian principles. It welcomes those of any faith – or no faith – to join in the work of eliminating poverty housing from within Benton County, Arkansas. Habitat relies on the gifts of its supporters to build simple, decent, safe and affordable houses on payment terms that families can afford.
Habitat for Humanity of Benton County, Inc. is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. It is incorporated in the state of Arkansas as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. It currently has 81 homeowners. It is a volunteer-based organization with 9 full-time and 3 part-time paid employees.
While the organization’s inception dates to 1989, HFHBC actually was formed in 2000 by the merger of the Sugar Creek Habitat for Humanity and the Rogers Area Habitat for Humanity. During the organizations’ combined history, 87 homes throughout the county have been constructed, each approximately 1,000- 1,400 square feet (depending on the size of the family) with no-interest monthly mortgage payments of approximately $450 – $500 per month. Each family chosen through our application process has med the HUD low- to middle-income guidelines. They have performed their required 400 sweat equity hours as well as supplied their down payment for their closing costs.
Habitat for Humanity of Benton County, Inc. has successfully completed 87 homes (approximately 270 people) throughout the county. These communities include Bentonville, Rogers, Centerton, Gravette, Decatur, Pea Ridge and Siloam Springs. In 2004 Habitat began construction on a 5-acre neighborhood in Rogers which has become known as Habitat Trails. This is the first ecological neighborhood in Arkansas. 11 families currently live there with 5 additional families to come, as funding and sponsorships will allow.