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habitat for humanity

In our 30 years, we've completed 58 homes in 21 towns, helping more than 102 adults and 200 children build a place to call home.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity was founded in Norwell in 1986 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We serve 35 cities and towns south and southwest of Boston. Help us change lives in all 35!

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Board of Directors


  • President: Sharon A. Mutrie, Vice President of Sales, Bay Copy
  • Vice President: Michael McMahon, President/CEO, Hill & Partners, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Robert E. O’Neill, Executive Director of Brigham & Women's Harbor Medical Associates
  • Secretary: Glenn Tattrie, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, South Shore Bank


  • Peter R. Brown, Jr. Vice President, State Street Corporation
  • Mark Buchholz, Elder, Minister and Administrator, Boston Church of Christ
  • James Duff, SVP, Commercial Loan Officer, Bridgewater Savings Bank
  • Jonathan Gabriel, Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Jim Hall, Senior Vice President, NA, Ipsos Healthcare
  • Stephen J. Marshall, Professional Civil Engineer and Certified Construction Manager, Massport, Retired
  • Marilyn Corbin, Marketing Communications Consultant, Voya Financial
  • Jonathan Nelson, SVP and Treasurer, Rockland Trust
  • Susan Solis, Owner & Realtor, Susan Solis Properties
  • Dominque Mathieu, Management Consultant, Retired
  • Adam Cupples, VP Digital Marketing Officer, HarborOne Bank


  • Martine L. Taylor, Executive Director, Ex-Officio Board Member
  • Beth Lyons, Senior Development Officer
  • Joseph Regan, Development Officer
  • Michael Burman, Director of Finance & Administration
  • Margaret Lynch, Volunteer Coordinator

ReStore Staff

  • Patrick Gately, ReStore Manager
  • Sara Morandi, ReStore Assistant Manager
  • Christina Glynn, ReStore Operations Associate
  • Edith Grigg, ReStore Associate
  • Janice Richards, ReStore Associate

Office Volunteers

  • Rita Newcomb, Ann Fisher, Doris Flecchia

Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

HFHI Principles

Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God's love and grace abound for all, and that we must be "hands and feet" of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the minuscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.

Focus on shelter.

We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God's love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for break- ing the cycle of poverty.

Advocate for affordable housing.

In response to the prophet Micah's call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we sup- port the global community's commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.

Promote dignity and hope.

We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.

Support sustainable and transformational development.

We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

own a home

Check back here for more information about our upcoming properties in Westwood and Hingham.

Sample Application

Sample of the DHCD Deed Rider

south short for humanity - duxbury
Affordable homeownership opportunity in Duxbury
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhomes
3 units available
6 Feinberg Bog Road, Duxbury
(934 Temple St, if using GPS)
MLS # 72576017

Download Duxbury Flyer

Examples of South Shore Habitat for Humanity Homes

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equal opportunity housing Giving Families a Hand Up, not a Hand Out.

Selected homeowners work alongside volunteers on the construction of their home. Families purchase the home and receive a 20-30 year, affordable mortgage from South Shore Habitat for Humanity. A perpetual deed restriction maintains the affordability status of each home. South Shore Habitat uses the principal payments to finance future home construction for other families with housing needs in the South Shore Area. Habitat Family Partners are selected through a competitive process based on their ability to pay, willingness to partner and need for adequate housing. South Shore Habitat for Humanity offers a hand-up, not a hand-out. Our partnership program includes educational workshops to equip new homeowners with the skills necessary to be active members of their communities.

Applications will not be available until we are actively marketing a property for sale. Once an application period is open, the application will be available for download here. We will market the property for 60 days. Applications will also be available at the local library, the affiliate office in Weymouth and the ReStore in Hanover. A sample application is available to view.

Habitat Family Partnership selection is based on the following guidelines and level of need as determined by:

  1. Current living conditions; must demonstrate a housing need, beyond the desire of owning a home;
  2. Willingness to partner with Habitat to provide 250 sweat equity hours, per adult, volunteering on a home or other volunteer opportunities with Habitat South Shore;
  3. Willingness to attend financial workshops before, during and after construction of the home;
  4. Ability to repay a 20-30 year affordable mortgage. Employment/income verification, credit checks and review of bank statements are required.
  5. Must be a first time homebuyer (some exceptions may apply). See Sample Application

In order to qualify, applicants typically have minimum annual income of $37,000 and maximum annual income limits of no more than 60% of the area's median income.

2018 Income Limits based on 60% of AMI for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy HUD Metro FMR Area

Income limits are subject to change prior to marketing.

For more information about opportunities for homeownership, please contact Noreen Browne at

Interested in helping? Volunteers and donations go a long way in the creation of affordable housing.

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