Habitat Springfield's History
Habitat Springfield's History

Groundwork to develop a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate began in the early 1980s. Habitat for Humanity of Springfield was formally affiliated in 1988, when the first house was built. Since 1997, Habitat of Springfield has built 6-8 houses each year in partnership with families in need. In 2005 the Board of Directors and Staff hoped the affiliate would soon be building 10-15 homes per year. We now currently build between 8-12 homes a year.

In 1998, the Board of Directors and community partners began the development of a 51-house subdivision—McAL (Model Community for Affordable Living)—using State CDBG and Federal HUD/SHOP grant funds for infrastructure, and all support to build the houses was locally donated. The last house in McAL was completed in 2006.

Early in 2006, groundbreaking began on a new planned community north of Springfield. This new 18-acre development, called "Legacy Trails" was designed to provide up to 56 homes for deserving familie
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