Our Vision: “A world where
everyone has a decent place to live.”
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis (HFHWD) plans to meet ambitious goals in the coming years. Volunteers, partner homeowners, donors and leaders can make a difference in the local community. HFHWD provides a hand-up, not a hand-out for families in desperate need of improved living conditions. Our homeowners invest 500 hours of “sweat equity” to help build their own homes. Houses are sold to partner families at no-profit and are financed with affordable, zero interest mortgages. Our ABWK homeowners also work alongside volunteers to help repair the exterior of their home. ABWK homeowners pay for supplies and materials at a no-interest payment plan.
- Consistently place families in new or renovated homes each year. HFHWD focus on creating opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. The goal is to build, renovate, or preserve at least one home per year. With improved finances, HFHWD are working to make this two per year, and the following year to build three new Habitat Homes. HWHWD hope to create affordable housing for local families in the community. This is to break the viscous cycle of poverty.
- Assist current homeowners with critical home repairs. HFHWD initiated the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in 2011. Through our A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program, Habitat for Humanity volunteers have assisted a dozen families and have hosted neighborhood cleanup days. ABWK projects have included exterior home repair, landscaping, building ramps and decks, and so much more. These actions help homeowners and families to lower utility bills and have a safer home.
- Promote dignity and hope. HFHWD believe everyone should live in their own home with dignity. Every person has something to contribute. Everyone has something to gain from creating communities where people have affordable places to live. HFHWD believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships. Volunteers are able to help provide hope for families by building or repairing homes. Everyone deserves to have a safe home to live and to be proud of where they live.
- Support sustainable and transformational development. Lives can be transformed from HFHWD. Positive changes can be made within a community, socially, economically, and spiritually. The work done is based on mutual trust and shared accomplishment.
- Work closely with Ogden City on the Lincoln Cottages development. This project broke ground in 2013 by the Ogden Redevelopment Agency. The goal was to increase home ownership in Ogden. Depending on our funding, HFHWD have the opportunity to build several homes in close proximity to our Habitat Doxey homes. The goal is to improve the neighborhood.
- Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ. HFHWD demonstrates the love and teachings of Jesus. “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope”. We must all be the “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. Respectful relationships can grow among all people in the community. So much more can be done by demonstrating love, compassion, and respect.
Seeking to put God’s love into action,
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat For Humanity work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat For Humanity. This means that Habitat For Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Prior to our affiliate’s incorporation in 1995, the Weber and Davis counties area in Utah was served by Habitat for Humanity of Northern Utah, located in Brigham City, Box Elder County. Although the Habitat for Humanity Weber/Davis Affiliate was originally incorporated in June 1995, it had become inactive by 1998. During 2002, a group of concerned business leaders and individuals recognized the need for safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income families in our area, and committed to revive the organization. During Fall 2004, the status and official name of the organization was updated with both the Internal Revenue Service and the Utah State Department of Commerce. Since that time, the organization has been known as Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties, Inc.
During 2004, HFHWD renovated a home for the Cabrera family at 3210 Pingree in Ogden, and built a new home for the Barnett family at 3204 Pingree in Ogden. During 2006, we completed the construction of a new home at 769 Cowley Street in Layton for the Allen family. During 2008, we completed rehabilitation of the formerly-dilapidated home located at 127 Doxey Street in Ogden for the Olsen family. During 2009, we completed the rehabilitation of two additional uninhabitable homes on Doxey Street. The home located at 133 Doxey Street in Ogden was completed during December 2009, and dedicated to the Noorda family in January 2010. The home located at 128 Doxey Street, also completed during December 2009, was dedicated to the Guerrero family in February 2011. The Wiseman family are in their new home at 3457 Jefferson Avenue in Ogden. We have completed a home on 27th Street.
We have current projects to build homes for our selected families. Habitat homes are not fancy and generally contain no frills. Instead, they are simple, basic, decent, and affordable. Why are they so affordable? Habitat typically begins by purchasing very affordable property in modest-income neighborhoods, and much of the construction labor is donated by the partner families themselves and by other volunteers. As a result, we are able to sell the homes we build to our partner families at no-profit, and at a price that is often substantially lower than comparable homes. Partner families are also able to save thousands of dollars in conventional loan costs by buying their homes with interest-free loans provided by Habitat.
The Habitat For Humanity International website contains more information on Habitat’s history, mission, volunteer opportunities and contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.
Bountiful, Centerville, Clearfield, Clinton, Eden, Farmington, Farr West, Fruit Heights, Harrisville, Hooper, Huntsville, Kaysville, Layton, Liberty, Marriott-Slaterville, Nordic Valley, North Ogden, North Salt Lake, Ogden, Plain City, Pleasant View, Reese, Riverdale, Roy, South Ogden, South Weber, Sunset, Syracuse, Taylor, Uintah, Warren, Washington Terrace, West Bountiful, West Haven, West Point, West Weber and Woods Cross.
We are actively seeking land for future building projects. Our greatest challenge is finding property on which we can build homes.
Please contact us if you have a lot you are interested in donating to us. Gifts of property are tax deductible.
Board Member: Ben Gerritsen
Construction Chair: Jeremy Farner
Family and Site Selection: Gina Gonzalez
Grant Writer/Fund Raiser: Lynn Kelley
HAFB Board Rep: Jennifer Winkels
Past President: Paul Starkey
Volunteer Chair: Glenn Boudreau
WSU Rep: Carly Capener
Staff Members and Committee Members
A Brush With Kindness Coordinator/Office Manager: Dixie Story
Executive Director: Jeannie M. Gamble
Faith Relations: Karen Thurber
Family Services: Open
Marketing Director/Social Media/Web: Maria Rague
Public Relations: Open
Resource Development: Judy Bell
Resource Development: Kent Jorgenson
ReStore Manager: Sherri Jones
ReStore Asst. Manager:Matt Alexander
Past President 2013-2017: Paul Starkey
Past President 2011-2013: Joel Lee
Past President 2010-2011: Tom Hart
Past President 2008-10: Brook Lyons
Past President 2007-8: Robert Gleave
Past President 2006-7: Felicia Cornwell
Past President 2005-6: Lynn Kelley