Here are some of the locations of past Hancock County for Humanity projects:
Since our founding in 1989, Hancock County Habitat for Humanity has worked in 14 towns in our 37-town [+ townships], 1,587 square mile [land only!] service area. Our first home was completed in the summer of 1991 in Gouldsboro, two years after our founding. Since then, we have worked in Bar Harbor, Bass Harbor, Brooklin, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Franklin, [Gouldsboro], Hancock, Lamoine, Otis, Seal Harbor, Sedgwick, and Sullivan!
With your help, we have completed the construction of 19 new homes, 3 house rehabs/renos/repair (small & larger scale)*, and the demolition of 2 blighted properties. Currently (2021/2022), we’re working on updating a reacquired Ellsworth Habitat home for re-occupancy and the site work for our 20th build on the Blue Hill Peninsula.
We have also helped build homes overseas–the equivalent of 39.5 homes through 2021! Each year, affiliates are asked to tithe 10% of their unrestricted funds to sister affiliate(s) or specific programs (e.g. Widows & Orphans, Disaster Relief, etc.) through HFH Int’l.
*Note: At present, due to increased staff time to evaluate the many applications we’d receive, the potential for creeping scope/cost, the need for volunteers with specialized skill sets, and environmental concerns with older homes [lead paint & asbestos removal], we are not taking on home renovation projects at present. We are instead concentrating on our core mission of new home building.
We hope to be able to increase our impact by taking on such projects in the future and invite you to check our website periodically for updates.