About Us

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Scott/Bourbon Counties Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope. Through this mission, we envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and we truly believe members of our community deserve a safe and affordable place to call home. In Kentucky, 1 out of 9 households spend more than half their income on housing. Alongside volunteers, donors, and our future homeowners, we are working to change this and make the cost of home something we all can afford. As a proud and committed local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, SBCHFH has chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable, and affordable shelter. Through shelter, WE EMPOWER!


Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homescommunities and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Principles

  1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
  2. Focus on shelter.
  3. Advocate for affordable housing.
  4. Promote dignity and hope.
  5. Support sustainable and transformative development.

Our Core Beliefs

Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ

We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting…

Focus on shelter

We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in…..

Advocate for affordable housing

In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God,…..

Promote dignity and hope

We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something….

Support life-changing development

We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive…..

All Are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of affordable housing regardless of these distinctions. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Our History
(and where we hope to go)

Scott County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1990 by a group of likeminded individuals who saw a need and a way to fulfill it through the Habitat model. Since then, SCHFH has partnered with the community to build more than 40 homes in Scott County. In 2018 Scott County Habitat acquired the Bourbon County Habitat affiliate. Bourbon County Habitat was founded in 1992 and built 9 homes before merging with SCHFH. Together, Scott and Bourbon Counties Habitat has provided the opportunity for affordable homeownership to more than 50 families. With the rapidly growing population in the area, we hope to grow our homeownership program through building more homes, bringing in more partners in the community, and looking for innovative ways we can serve the growing need for affordable housing solutions. Through support of our mission, you can help families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries worldwide! Our affiliate office, located in Scott County, is a representative for Habitat for Humanity International in the central Kentucky area. HFHI provides support and guidance, while we coordinate all aspects of home building for our service area. For more information about Habitat’s work around the world, please visit www.habitat.org.

Veteran Support

Scott/Bourbon Counties Habitat for Humanity is committed to serving veterans in our community through our Veteran Home Repair Program. We cannot think of a better way to give back to those who have given so much for our country. Our office also offers programs that intentionally engage the military and veteran communities in five key areas: Build, Engage, Employ, Educate and Honor. SBCHFH will assist veterans in our community with any housing needs.

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