Habitat homeowner, Macedonia

About Habitat for Humanity

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity and the global need for shelter.

Who we are

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion. Since 1976, Habitat has helped 9.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

What we do

Habitat builds, rehabilitates and repairs simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner families, volunteer labor, and donations of money and materials. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s work across the region.

The need for decent housing

The world is experiencing a global housing crisis. About 1.6 billion people globally live in substandard housing, according to the United Nations.

Habitat’s impact

Habitat’s work makes a great impact on people’s lives. Read more about our partner families and projects.


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