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Habitat Strong

Disaster resilient building program

The Habitat Strong program is designed to promote the building of homes that are more durable, resilient and physically strong.

The need for stronger homes has become increasingly apparent, and through Habitat Strong’s fortified codes-plus building practices, we are able to strengthen homes’ building envelopes which enable them to better withstand natural disasters in every region of the country.

This program was developed specifically for the Habitat model to be affordable and volunteer-friendly, while offering benefits to partner families that will last for years to come.

Our response to disasters and mitigation

  • Focus on housing needs resulting from natural disasters and rebuilding techniques.
  • Use a systematic approach to help mitigate against future natural disasters and build back stronger, using proven methods that are volunteer-friendly and affordable.
  • Offer resources, technical assistance and training in ways to improve the resilience of homes and improve durability.
  • Provide support and information to communities prone to natural disasters to help protect them against future events.

Our approach: Mitigation techniques

Habitat for Humanity has developed a method for improving resiliency while maintaining affordability for our homeowners.

For families in areas prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, high winds, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, winter storms and wildfires, our standard moving forward is to build fortified homes through the Habitat Strong program, and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety FORTIFIED program.

Contact us

For more information about our disaster resilient building methods and resources, contact us at habitatstrong@habitat.org

Home construction

Families in need of a decent place to live build safe and affordable homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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Habitat home construction technologies

Habitat is committed to resource- and energy-efficient building practices. Habitat’s Construction Technologies department provides our affiliates with construction techniques that conserve natural resources and reduce long-term costs for Habitat homeowners.

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Disaster Response

With the help of volunteers and donors like you, we are able to provide shelter assistance, education, training and partnerships to the affected individuals who find themselves in unthinkable situations rebuilding after a disaster strikes.

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Your donation supports Habitat's vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live through programs like Habitat Strong.