Habitat For Humanity of Champaign County
Habitat For Humanity of Champaign County


Champaign, IL, USA

In 1991, a group of community members concerned about racial injustice in Champaign County met at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Urbana. As a result of that meeting, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County was formed. The first home was built and sold in 1992. Since then, the vision of the original organizers has been nurtured and expanded. By the end of the year, 129 families will have purchased simple, decent, affordable homes in our area. The UIUC Student Chapter began in the Spring of 1992 and became an official chapter with Habitat for Humanity International in March of 1993. The student chapter has been a key to the success of the Affiliate. When they’re not working on a house, the students are out in the community fundraising, planning events, volunteering on projects to connect with local Habitat families, and raising awareness about poverty housing. Visit the University of Illinois student chapter website here. Following its opening in 2003, the ReStore quickly outgrew its first home and moved a few blocks east in 2006, staying in downtown Champaign. In 2022 the ReStore relocated to its current location – 1914 Glenn Park Dr. Champaign. For the first time ever, Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County has the ReStore, administrative offices, and construction warehouse under one roof.

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