Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity (DAHfH) is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people that are in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit and interest-free.

Dedicated volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest 300 hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes, homes of others and volunteering at community service organizations within the city of Decatur, IL. The mortgage payments go into a revolving fund for Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity that is used to build more houses for individuals and families that are in need.

Since its founding in 1987 by John Henry Cain, Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity has built and rehabbed over 57 houses in the Decatur Area.


Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity has many volunteer opportunities. Our ReStore Warehouse, located at 250 W. Cerro Gordo St, Decatur, IL 62523 is our ongoing "fund-raiser". All the proceeds from the ReStore re-sale shop are recycled to build homes for individuals and families that are in need. The ReStore hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Individuals/Groups with a construction background are also needed for new construction and rehab work. There are also volunteer opportunities on our standing committees. If you would like to donate your time to help DAHfH help those that are in need, please contact:

Jane Miller

Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity

(217) 425-6446


All donations are tax-deductible and each gift will be put to great use to continue on with the mission of Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact Jane Miller at or call Jane at (217) 425-6446. Or click to donate with a credit card:  We are a tax exempt organization under 501 (c) (3) of the IRS Code, ID#37-12222930.  We are grateful to our donors and, just like our fabulous volunteers, we wouldn't be able to accomplish what we do without you.


Are you currently living in inadequate housing, do you have the ability to pay an affordable mortgage at 0% interest, are you willing to partner with Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity to turn your dreams of owning your own home a reality?

To find out more about our homeownership program and our next orientation, call Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity at (217) 425-6446.

Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
151 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 832
Decatur, IL 62525-0832
Tel: (217)425--6446 - Fax: (217)425--6446 - E-mail:

The Habitat for Humanity International web site contains more information on Habitat's history, mission, volunteer opportunities and contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.