Regional profile: United States
If you would like to make an impact in the United States, consider planning a Global Village trip in:
Habitat builds in several other U.S. states. If you are interested in leading a team to a destination not featured here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Habitat’s work in the United States
Since Habitat’s founding in Americus, Georgia in 1976, our organization has expanded to more than 1,500 affiliates in the United States and has helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people worldwide.
There is still much to be done, however, as the gap between the rich and working poor continues to widen. Habitat is combating this problem by providing families with a decent, affordable place to live and giving them a hand-up out of poverty.
Habitat is committed to making a difference in the U.S. and you are invited to be a part of it. Please consider leading a team to one of our U.S. locations to help the local affiliate build more homes and serve more families.
Teams will travel to some of the most beautiful locations in the U.S. and will serve families who are in need of better housing. They will meet some amazing people and hear inspiring stories. They will also have an opportunity to enjoy the local flavors and sights of the town they are visiting.
Volunteering with one of our U.S. affiliates is a great way give back to our country and strengthen our communities.
U.S. by the numbers
- In the United States, 46.5 million people are living in poverty.*
- In 2012, 21.8 percent of children were growing up in poverty.*
- In November 2013, Habitat for Humanity built its 800,000th house in Atlanta, Georgia.
“At Habitat, we’re about transformation, but it’s just as much about transforming the hearts of those who build the homes as it is the lives of those who live in them.”
—Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International