Chamber Impact Award Recipient

Front, left to right: Jody Gietl (HFHBC CFO), Kevin Robinson (BCC Board Member), Diane Schultz (BCC Executive Director), Jason Scott (BBC Board President), Kevin Schmidt (HFHBC Board President), Amy Hartwig (HFHBC Volunteer Coordinator), and Liz Qua (HFHBC Executive Director)

Boone County Chamber Impact Award Recipient for the Month of October

Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity of Boone County for being nominated and selected as the Chamber Impact Award recipient for October! The Chamber Impact Award recognizes a Boone County Chamber member who has made positive contributions to the Boone County community. 

Habitat for Humanity of Boone County (HFHBC) has been providing safe, affordable housing in Boone County since 1984.  They are currently building their 59th home! Their affiliate is designed to serve the residents of Boone County and to meet their particular needs throughout the home ownership process. They also serve as a vital link between donors and beneficiaries, providing a medium through which quality housing can be built by the people of Boone County for the people of Boone County.  

Habitat homeowners pay an interest-free, no-profit mortgage which is then used to help build more houses. Habitat’s qualifying families, or partner families, are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay the no-interest mortgage and willingness to partner with Habitat by earning between 200-400 hours of “sweat equity” or volunteer time. Because their partner families pay mortgages and invest over 200 hours of sweat equity labor into their homes prior to becoming homeowners, the Habitat approach offers a "hand up" and not a "hand out."

In addition to their home ownership program, HFHBC started a new program called Repair that kicked off on September 29, 2018.  This program is aimed at helping homeowner occupied properties with exterior repairs.  This will follow their Habitat home ownership model with having a need, some payback (based on a sliding scale of income) and required sweat equity. They had over 100 volunteers on September 29th involved in 6 projects throughout the community. It was an amazing day!

HFHBC is also opening a ReStore – a Goodwill type store for building supplies and home goods – in December. They are excited for this new venture as it will be a funding stream to help them build and repair more homes in Boone County. 

Habitat for Humanity of Boone County’s consistent community impact is highly appreciated by the Boone County Chamber and community. HFHBC supports a multitude of individuals throughout Boone County, coinciding with the mission of the Chamber.

If you would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Boone County and how to get engaged in our community, call  317.443.7549 or visit

To submit a nomination for the Boone County Chamber Impact Award, please contact the Boone County Chamber of Commerce at or at 765-482-1320

For more information contact the Chamber here!

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