About Spring of Life

Our Partnership

As an arm of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley, Spring of Life is a partnership of churches and community members in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. We are a group of volunteers–many of us members of our partner churches—and we create affordable housing for qualified families. Since 1997, we have enabled 13 families to grab their piece of the American Dream–a home of their own. In August of 2016, we completed our 13th home and changed another family’s life forever.

No One Gets a Free Home

A common myth is that we give homes away. This is not the case. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley provides interest free loans and Spring of Life provides the sweat equity. All homeowners must qualify for a mortgage by

1. Being able to make the monthly mortgage payments on the interest-free, no profit loan
2. Proving need for affordable housing
3. Committing to 500 hours of sweat equity in the construction of the home.

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