Building Strength, Stability and
Self-Reliance through shelter.
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit inter-denominational Christian housing organization. Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and low income, working families in our community. Our partner families are required to make a minimal down payment, contribute 300- 450 hours of “sweat equity,” and pay for their home through a low interest mortgage. They come from all walks of life and through VVHFH, they will become first time homeowners.
At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone, everywhere deserves a decent place to call home. Our program gives people a “hand up, not a hand out.” We empower families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of home ownership. Everyone in your community wins when Verde Valley Habitat develops and sells affordable housing to qualified families. People in the Verde Valley partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. With our help, our new homeowners achieve the strength, and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.
2014 Carter Work Project in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, October 6
CHRP Project wheelchair ramp
Verde Valley Habitat For Humanity has found that Veterans, Seniors and Low-income families often must leave their homes because they cannot afford to make critical home repairs or add wheelchair ramps. Verde Valley Habitat For Humanity has a Critical Home Repair Program to help with these exterior home repairs and wheelchair ramps so that they can have a safe and decent place to call home. Just another way that Verde Valley Habitat For Humanity helps the families in our community.
Verde Valley Habitat For Humanity is the local affiliate of a faith based global organization dedicated to building affordable homeownership in partnership with qualified families. The Verde Valley Habitat For Humanity Affiliate was formed in 1993 and approved by Habitat For Humanity International in 1995. Our first Executive Director was a volunteer and we built our first home in the Verde Valley in 1996.

Habitat For Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, who was a missionary with the goal “To eliminate poverty housing from the face of the earth.” Habitat For Humanity International is now the 6th largest home builder in the United States & The largest Non-profit home builder in the world!

How Can I Help?
As a private non-profit organization, all of our funding comes from local contributions and partnerships. Donations of goods, services, help to cover our operating costs, and cash donations fund the building of our homes, obtain land for construction, and provide valuable services to our homeowners. Your financial support, your voice, and your time will help bring strength, stability and independence to families in need of a decent place to live. Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive. With a little help we all have the potential to stand on our own. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors donate money and materials to build Habitat houses. Our new homeowners themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor – “sweat equity” – into building their homes, and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. Working together, sided by side, helps to build stable communities. Through shelter we empower!


2014. Photo by Gregg Pachkowski/Habitat for Humanity International

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM at our ReStore location: 737 S. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326.
Meetings are open to the public.

Dennis Holt

Chairman of the Board

Sandy Moriarty

Board Vice-Chair

Suzanne Gillies

Board Treasurer

Suzanne has been in banking for over four decades with an extensive background in lending commercial, construction, BA loans and equipment financing. She is an Arizona native and a graduate of Northern Arizona University. She has been very active in the Prescott area communities and is committed to helping people and building relationships.

Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and being outdoors.

Shannon Boone

Board Recording Secretary

Darla Deville

Board Member

Darla DeVille is currently serving as the Public Affairs Manager for the NW Division of APS. A U.S. Army Veteran, who served as a helicopter crew chief, holds a dual Master’s in Education Administration and Curriculum & Supervision from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and Master Certification in Organizational Leadership from Villanova. Her undergraduate degree is in the field of Sociology and secondary education.

Darla has lived most of her adult life in Hawaii, where she served as a teacher, school principal and educational leader. Prior to moving to AZ in 2014, Darla was dedicated to the United Way, LIVE UNITED philosophy, serving nearly a decade as President and Chief Professional Officer for the Hawai`i Island United Way. Darla believes in the strength of community partnerships and the power of networking.

Michael Shepherd

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