About

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter Florida brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our History

Habitat for Humanity of Lake County was founded in October of 1989 by members of New Life Presbyterian Church (our founding church). Our first home was completed in March of 1990, just five months after the start of the affiliate. In 2007, Habitat for Humanity of Lake County merged with Habitat for Humanity of Sumter County to increase the ability to provide affordable housing for both counties and centralize administrative functions.

In addition to the standard mission of “bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope,” Habitat of Lake-Sumter has been a leader in innovation to build a more stable and sustainable future for the homeowner and community. We have become an integral part of our two counties, bringing together government, private citizens, public and private companies for the betterment of the entire community. It is our goal to provide access and opportunity to affordable housing solutions for those who need it.

“No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. At Habitat for Humanity this is what unites us, through shelter we empower. Because you, me, we – we’re all humans. And every single one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.”

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.