1989 – Organizational Committee begins laying the foundation for a local Habitat affiliate in Alpena.
1990 – Incorporation of the Alpena Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate is completed and first home is built.
1999 – 10th home dedicated.
2005 – Alpena opens the ReStore to raise money to build more homes.
2011 – Alpena completes merger with Alcona County HFH forming Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan.
2014 – HFHNEMI completes merger with HFH of Presque Isle County. This larger affiliate now covers 3 counties with its administration offices located in the city of Alpena.
2020 – HFHNEMI completes acquisition of HFH of Oscoda County. Our affiliate now covers 4 counties with the administration offices still located in the city of Alpena.
Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan began in Alpena as an all-volunteer affiliate, building its first home in 1990. Since then, HFHNEMI merged with Alcona County HFH in 2011, HFH of Presque Isle in 2014 and HFH of Oscoda County in 2020.
Our affiliate opened its ReStore (located in Alpena) in 2005. HFH Northeast Michigan currently has six full-time and one part-time employees dedicated to the mission of Habitat.
The Board of Directors and staff of Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan are continually looking for new ways to serve in our communities. In 2013, ABWK was implemented. To date, we have completed painting, landscaping, roofing and accessibility ramp projects in three counties.
All together, we have built/rehabbed, or repaired more than 180 homes for low income families who qualify.
Through Habitat, low-income families have found new hope for affordable housing. Churches & community groups have joined together to successfully tackle a massive social problem―decent homes for all. Today, Habitat has helped build or repair more than 800,000 homes & served more than 3 million people around the world.