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2012 PSA Campaign: Why We Build

For Habitat, “why” isn’t a question. It’s the answer. It’s why we build. Habitat’s new public service campaign highlights the long-term positive outcomes of Habitat’s work – that a house is only the beginning of a life-changing experience for both volunteers and Habitat partner families.

You can help Habitat build houses and hope in your community and around the world
by advocating, volunteering or helping spread the word about the need for safe, affordable housing.

Learn more about what Habitat is building around the world
Stronger Families | Better Communities | Hope for the future

Nearly 2 billion people around the world live in slum housing and over 100 million are homeless. Families are trapped in a daily struggle to survive amid substandard and often inhuman living conditions. Learn more about how you can be an advocate.

Volunteer! Get involved with Habitat in your community or around the world.
Habitat for Humanity is at work around the world - and around the corner. Explore Global Village trips, learn about Habitat's volunteer programs and find out how you can get involved with Habitat in your community.

Connect! Connect with Habitat on your favorite sites
Be informed about the latest news and help Habitat spread the word about the need for simple, decent housing around the world.

Looking for information on becoming a Habitat homeowner?
Habitat's local affiliates select partner families in their area and coordinate construction of their Habitat homes. Learn how to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house by contacting your local Habitat affiliate. The affiliate will give you information on the availability, size, cost, "sweat equity" work requirements and application process for Habitat houses.