Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut (HFHECT) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit Christian housing organization. Vision, Mission and Mission Principles The organization relies on citizen engagement and is open to people of all faiths or no faith, who together with a hammer and nails can overcome differences to build a stronger community.
HFHECT's goal is to make sure every man, woman and child has simple, decent shelter. Since 1987, the organization has completed 68 homes throughout New London County and eastern Windham County and over 120 homes internationally through the tithe HFHECT sends to international Habitat for Humanity affiliates. This has been achieved in partnership with Habitat families, who contribute at least 400 hours of “sweat equity” in order to be eligible to buy their own home which HFHECT sells to them at cost. HFHECT homes are built through the dedication of the many volunteers who share their time and talents and through the financial contributions of the many caring individuals, faith based organizations, businesses and civic groups who are our neighbors in this community.
Serving more families - It is our goal to serve the families who need Habitat for Humanity and to help make affordable housing available to those who need us the most. In an effort to serve more families Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut has merged with Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Connecticut to create Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut (HFHECT). The merger took affect on July 1st 2013. HFHECT will serve all of New London county and eastern Windham County. Click here to view a map of the new service area.
Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut 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. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. 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.
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