Macon Area Habitat Partners with Milledgeville-Baldwin County Habitat to bring the Habitat Mission Back to Milledgeville

Friday, March 1st, 2024

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity (MAHFH) and Milledgeville-Baldwin County Habitat for Humanity (MBCHFH) have launched a new partnership to bring the Habitat mission back to Milledgeville-Baldwin County beginning this spring. Over the past six months, board members from both organizations have been developing a partnership that will provide for the construction of four new homes in Milledgeville-Baldwin County over the next two years providing much needed low-income homeownership opportunities in the area.

“This fall the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Habitat affiliate celebrates our 20th anniversary and this was a wonderful opportunity for us to mark this occasion with the return of homeownership opportunities for low-income families in our area. We are excited about the opportunity to work with the board and staff from the Macon Area Habitat affiliate to bring the important work of Habitat back to our community,” said Dan Lavery, Board Chair of Milledgeville-Baldwin County Habitat for Humanity.

“At a time when the need for affordable housing is rising across all areas of the country, it was important to our board and staff to help bring access to housing back to the Milledgeville-Baldwin County community. We look forward to helping local families achieve their dream of homeownership,” said Ivey Hall, Executive Director of Macon Area Habitat for Humanity. “We are also excited to bring volunteer opportunities back so the entire community can be a part of the mission of Habitat throughout the construction process.”

MBCHFH completed their last home in 2019 and new construction has been stalled since then due in large part to the impact of the pandemic. In 2023 MBCHFH was awarded a CHIP grant through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs that will fund the construction of four new homes in the area. With the support of the City of Milledgeville and Baldwin County Government leaders, and the formation of a new Land Bank Authority, some of the land used for the homes will be donated to the affiliate as local leaders work to return once blighted property back to the hands of homeowners.

Homeownership applications will open later this spring. For more information about the homeownership process and volunteer opportunities visit