The purpose of Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing in the southern New Hampshire towns we serve.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities. We work in partnership with corporations, like-minded community groups, faith-based organizations, and individual volunteers to develop communities by building and renovating simple, decent, affordable homes with hard-working people who are in need.
We partner with families whose income is above public housing guidelines and who are unable to qualify for conventional mortgages. Qualified families are given a hand up (not a hand out), and they pay a monthly no-interest mortgage to Habitat. These monies, in turn, go back into building more, simple, decent, affordable homes. Habitat is committed to developing and uplifting families and communities in addition to constructing houses.
In 2014, we celebrated our 20th anniversary. In 2015, we will have built and/or renovated nine homes in Hudson, Milford, Nashua and Wilton.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. HFHI has built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. HFHI was founded in 1976 by the late Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda.
Towns We Serve
Jennifer Lorrain (Skibba), Executive Director
Linda Milliken, Bookkeeper
Ashley Selfridge, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
Chris DeCarolis, Construction Manager
Bill Stashluk, Critical Repairs Coordinator c/o ENCORE
Carl Johnson, ReStore Manager
Heather McDonald, Assistant Manager
Board of Directors
Jim Kelly, President
Deb Chisholm, Vice-President
Nora Boyle, Treasurer
Bill Stoughton, Director/ Build Crew/ Family Selection
Mary Jarril, Director/ Build Crew
Eric Moore, Director/ Build Crew
Cindi Owning, Director/ Fundriasing Committee/ Nominating Committee
Chris Fabri, Director
Ken Recke, Director
Tom Osgood, Director
Sara Balerna, Director
Jannette Jacques, Director
Angela Cirrone, Director
A world where everyone has a decent place to live
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
Focus on shelter.
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
Advocate for affordable housing.
In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
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 to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
Support sustainable and transformational development.
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere or convert to a particular faith, or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Sponsors & Supporters
Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity would like to recognize the following businesses and corporations for their continued support. Please support these groups when you can and help us recognize the good they enable in our communities. Want to make a tangible and lasting difference in your community?