About

Our Mission

  • To co-sponsor a "Michigan House" with the Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley affiliate every year for a family in the Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti community.
  • To expose the student community to the importance of community service and the mission of Habitat for Humanity through educational awareness events.
  • To provide University of Michigan students an opportunity to volunteer each week and assist in the actual construction of the house.
  • To foster a community centered on service amongst the Core and volunteer pool through social events and monthly meetings.
  • To sponsor and organize a Collegiate Challenge trip every year for interested volunteers and Core members.
  • To fundraise year-round to raise funds for the "Michigan House".
  • To sponsor a Habitat home outside the United States each year.

Chapter History

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1996 Habitat for Humanity at the University of Michigan (HFHUM) founded by then first-year graduate student, Michael A. Carr, and sophomore, Eric J. Allenspach.

1999 First student-built house made possible with the help of grants totaling $40,000 from Johnson & Johnson and Best Buy Co.

2002 & 2003 Habitat for Humanity International Best Practice Chapter Status.

2013 HFHUM attained the Ginsberg Student Initiative Grant from the University of Michigan Ginsberg Center.

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2014 Chapter became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley.