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Our work

How families partner with Habitat

Habitat for Humanity works in more than 70 countries — we have helped more than 39 million people improve their living conditions since 1976.

Habitat works together with families, local communities, volunteers and partners from around the world so that more people are able to live in affordable and safe homes. Our advocacy efforts focus on policy reform to remove systemic barriers preventing low-income and historically underserved families from accessing adequate, affordable shelter.

Read our capacity statements for some of the countries we work in and learn about our specific areas of programming and expertise in various sectors, from land tenure security and disaster response to microfinance and water, sanitation and hygiene, or WASH.

See a list of all the countries we work in by region.

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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Neighborhood revitalization

Through our neighborhood revitalization work, we tailor our efforts by partnering locally with residents and community leaders and organizations to best address real concerns and improve the lives of the people who live there.

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Cost of Home campaign

1 in 7 families pay half or more of their income on housing. Take a stand with Habitat for Humanity as we advocate for policies to improve housing affordability.

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Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

With more than 1.6 billion people across the globe who still lack adequate shelter, our market development programs are continually pursuing new strategies to assist even more families in need of a safe place to call home.

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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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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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Financial education

As a part of the homeownership process, we believe financial education builds a more solid foundation for long-term personal success and helps alleviate any concerns or barriers on the path to homeownership.

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Tithe program

Through Habitat for Humanity’s tithe program, our U.S. affiliates are expected to contribute 10% of their unrestricted revenue each year in support of Habitat’s global ministry.

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Habitat Mortgage Solutions

Through Habitat Mortgage Solutions, Habitat helps our U.S. affiliates build homes and provide affordable mortgages. Habitat Mortgage Solutions creates and provides financial services and capital that enable equitable homeownership opportunities and affordable housing solutions for underserved people.

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Donate

Your support makes our work possible. Help make a difference in the lives of families in your community and around the world.

Stories

Read stories about how Habitat for Humanity is making an impact in your community and around the world.

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Impact

By partnering with Habitat, families and communities transform their lives with the incredible effects of safe and affordable shelter, including improvements in health, safety, child development, economic opportunity and educational opportunities.

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Where we work

We currently work in more than 70 countries around the world. Browse our country profiles and learn more about our work to build strength, stability and independence with families.

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