About Us

Our Partnership–Building Affordable Homes–Changing Lives

As an arm of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley, Spring of Life is a partnership of  7 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 20 families to grab their piece of the American Dream–a home of their own.

Homes for 20 Families in 25 Years

For over two decades, hundreds of church and community members have volunteered as carpenters, painters, landscapers, drywallers and lunch caterers. We are so proud of the many hours our dedicated members have given and which have allowed families to move from being in a constant state of  housing insecurity to one of having the stability of home ownership. Focusing on Habitat’s vision of A world where everyone has a decent place to live, we have created affordable housing for 20 qualified families over the past 25 years. Click here to see more photos from our December 2021 25th Anniversary celebration.

Interested? Learn More

Our construction volunteers work together and have a lot of fun doing it on Wednesdays and Saturdays during our fall to spring building season. We build new homes as well as rehab existing homes. Most of our builds are in the Elgin area. Here are some photos of many of our past projects.

If you are interested in volunteering or know of a church wanting to learning more about our Spring of Life partnership, contact the Habitat representative at your church or Contact Us here.

Churches with an interest in learning more, please contact Bruce Rennecker at bwr1338@aol.com

Your Support Changes The Lives of Families Like These

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. Proving need for affordable housing

2. Being able to make the monthly payments on the interest-free, $500 down payment mortgage and taxes and insurance.

3. Committing to 250 hours of sweat equity per adult family member on the construction of the home.

Learn more about how the Habitat model works HERE.