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We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

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Find your local Habitat

Find a Habitat near you to volunteer, shop at a Habitat ReStore and more.


Families who partner with us build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.

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Carter Work Project

Habitat has been deeply honored to have U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter as tireless advocates, fundraisers and some of our best hands-on construction volunteers.

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A glimpse at what inspires President Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter has been serving others his whole life, and we’ve been honored that this incredible passion has led him to partner with Habitat for over 30 years. President Carter shares with us what inspires him to pursue a lifetime of helping others – a mission that has changed thousands of lives.

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Advancing Black Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live, but a structure of intentional and systemic racial discrimination in the U.S. has created barriers to homeownership for many Black families.

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Who has access to homeownership?

Affordable homeownership has long-lasting and life-changing impacts on households. In this evidence brief, Habitat takes a look at who currently has access to homeownership and what factors play a role in the U.S.

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The value of volunteering

Research has shown that volunteering is associated with improved health and well-being, including increased longevity, adoption of healthy lifestyles and reduction in depression and stress. Dive into the research around these benefits in our evidence brief.

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Service opportunities for teens

Whether you’re in high school, college or on a gap year between the two, community service programs can play a powerful role in helping you find your passion and your voice while volunteering.

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Habitat houses: Recognizing best-in-class designs

From building resilient, hurricane-proof homes in Florida to prototyping with a 3D-printed home in Virginia, Habitat affiliates in the U.S. seek innovative solutions to local, pressing needs. The 2021 Habitat House Design Contest sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie invited local affiliates to submit their home designs across a range of categories, including equity, multifamily, sustainability and many more. 

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Should I donate this to the Habitat ReStore?

When cleaning, remodeling or moving, you often run into household items you no longer use, but that are still in great condition. Whether it be items like the windows you just replaced or an old TV, you may wonder, “Should I donate this?”

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Closing the racial homeownership gap in the U.S.

As part of our +You thought leadership series, a group of experts gathered for a livestream event to explore the deep-seated inequities in America’s housing market – and the steps necessary to create more inclusive housing practices.

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Experience the Cost of Home

1 in 7 households in the U.S. pay half or more of their income on a place to live, an issue only heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our interactive Cost of Home experience, you can walk through the decisions a household has to make as they work to cover all their other costs. Could you help them make it work?

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