What is a mortgage?

In this mortgage guide, learn about the most common types of mortgages, how they work and the ways Habitat improves access to affordable mortgages.

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Look how far we have come

Through the EU-funded “Homes not Houses” project completed in June 2021, Sri Lankan families like Nalini’s are building better lives.

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New chapter in life

Through the EU-funded “Homes not Houses” project completed in June 2021, Sri Lankan families are building better lives.

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Reflecting on 25 years of homeownership, friendship

Homeowner Kathy reflects on what life has brought her after she and her daughters moved into their Habitat home in Boise, Idaho, 25 years ago. “Back then, before Habitat, I figured that homeownership would always be out of reach,” she says.

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Providing security for generations to come

Habitat Zambia builds home with member of vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities, orphans and households headed up children. Lucy began raising her two younger brothers when she was in the seventh grade. Today, her family thrives in a Habitat house.

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Shelter leads to success

Young people who have aged out of the foster care system need a place to call home as they work to successfully transition into adulthood. With that in mind, Habitat Poland launched an innovative project that it hopes can serve as a model for the rest of the country.

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A Habitat family finds the freedom to dream

As a child, Michigan State Representative Ben Frederick and his family finally found stability in a Habitat home. As a grownup, Frederick sought an answer to the question: “How can I, in some small way, be worthy of all this?”

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Making a house a home

“It didn’t seem like something this good could happen to us,” says 17-year-old Kymberly of her family’s Habitat home in Cleveland, Tennessee. With the support of Whirlpool, families like hers are creating decent, affordable places to call home.

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