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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.

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

Habitat features

Children, Cities and Housing: Rights and Priorities

Children living in inadequate housing in urban areas are one of the most vulnerable groups globally. Read our discussion paper, written in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNICEF for the World Urban Forum, on challenges faced by children in urban areas and strategies to enable a sustainable future for them.

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Peace in Poland for Ukrainian refugees

Habitat Poland is helping connect families to apartments through a city of Warsaw database of residents who have agreed to open their homes to Ukrainian refugees like Marina and her two young daughters. 

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Habitat magazine

Our Habitat magazine illustrates the mission at the center of all our work – ensuring people in our communities and around the world can achieve the safety and stability of affordable homeownership. Journey through the impact of Habitat with our collection of Habitat magazine issues.

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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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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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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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Building the Beloved Community

Habitat is working to create what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the Beloved Community” — we will do the work in our practices, our programs and our networks to put equity and justice at the forefront of our efforts and bring that mission to the communities in which we work.

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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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U.S. advocacy successes

Habitat quickly expanded our existing advocacy efforts to help the millions of individuals in the U.S. now struggling with housing insecurity as a result of the economic impacts of COVID-19. Use this tracker to stay up to date on innovative ways that Habitat’s network is advocating across the nation through our Cost of Home campaign.

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