Our History & Mission
Seeking to put God’s love into action, ACHFH advocates for community development by providing access to safe, affordable housing for underserved low income families in Aiken County through education, construction and support services.
- Aiken County has adequate safe and affordable housing for all.
- ACHFH is recognized as a leading partner in community development for underserved low income individuals and families.
Our Core Values
- We believe God will provide all that is needed to fulfill our mission.
- innovative collaborations, proactive planning and sustained advocacy, we mobilize Christ’s provisions.
- Reflecting our Christian ministry, we maintain integrity through responsibility and honesty.
- We believe faith and commitment change people’s lives and the life of the community.
Our Core Values
Aiken County Habitat for Humanity (ACHFH) was founded in 1988 by local community citizens led by St. John’s United Methodist Church. The first house was dedicated April 30, 1989 on Horry Street to the Lewis Family. Today, we have completed over 100 houses with 23% of them paid off. We service approximately 75 mortgages a year since 2016. We continue to strive to build four houses per year averaging three per year over the last ten years.
In 1996, we opened our first ReStore to support the mission of the organization and further our vision of safe and affordable housing for all. It grew from annual revenue of $30,000 per year to averaging $25,000 per month in sales revenue. ReStore donations continue to grow each year leading to our need for a store renovation project in 2018.
Bruce Eberhard, Pat Bisschop, John Elliott, Elmore Fabrick, Mary Fabrick, Emilie Towler and Oscar Towler