Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area

Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through construction, rehabilitation and preservation of homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. We partner with local families who live in substandard housing. They must be able to pay their Habitat mortgage and complete 250 to 500 sweat-equity hours to prove their dedication to our program.

We believe education is a powerful tool in improving the quality of life for our partner families. Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area requires that our families attend 12 mandatory Habitat and debt counseling classes. We give them the education and resources they need to become strong, independent and empowered homeowners.

Restore Locations
804 W. Main Street, Peoria
4912 N. University Street, Peoria

We sell new paint, gently used household goods and building materials. Call (309) 676-8402 to donate.

Youth Programs
Richwoods High School
Limited internships available during the summer months for high school students.

We have four internships with Bradley University each year in the areas of volunteer organization, nonprofit leadership, marketing and community outreach.

Our Partners

  • Heart of Illinois United Way
  • Caterpillar Foundation
  • First Federated Church of Peoria
  • St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Washington
  • Komatsu
  • Caterpillar
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Whirlpool
  • Home Depot
  • Peoria First United Methodist Church
  • City of East Peoria
  • Elmwood Community Foundation
  • Lowe’s
  • Valspar
  • Square D
  • Wells Fargo
  • City of Peoria
  • Indian-American Friends of Habitat for Humanity
  • Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen P.C.
  • Catholic Holy Family Society

Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Area
931 N. Douglas St.
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 676-6729 ext. 3
Fax: (309) 676-6409

Facebook: @Habitat for Humanity Greater Peoria Illinois
Instagram: @habitatpeoria

Lea Anne Schmidgall, Executive Director