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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Read more about our vision and mission principles.

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Who we are


Why we build

Who we are   Why we build

As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.  

We have more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped 6.8 million people improve their living conditions since our founding in 1976.

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There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. Habitat helps by building or renovating simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need.

Families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives. We provide shelter and housing assistance to help these families recover.

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What we build


How it’s possible

What we build   How it's possible

Habitat for Humanity houses are simple, decent and affordable to low-income families around the world.

Whenever possible, we build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing. 

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Donations to Habitat for Humanity provide vital financial support to help us build and repair houses. In addition, more than 1 million people each year volunteer to build with us under trained supervision.

In the United States, our partner homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses.

On a global scale, we use innovative housing finance practices and/or partnerships with microfinance organizations to build and repair homes.

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