The FAQ component appears on the Affiliates page.


What is Habitat for Humanity International?

  • Habitat is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry.
  • We believe that every person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.
  • We build, renovate and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.
  • We welcome all people to work with us in partnership.

Does Habitat give houses away?

  • Habitat’s partner families buy the houses that Habitat builds and renovates.
  • Habitat makes no profit on the sale.
  • In the United States, Habitat homeowners purchase their houses through affordable monthly mortgage payments.
  • In other countries, Habitat also works with partner organizations to serve even more families through innovative financing methods.

How are Habitat's families chosen?

  • Each affiliate’s family selection committee chooses Habitat homeowners for their local area, based on three criteria:
  • The family’s level of need.
  • Their willingness to become partners in the program.
  • Their ability to repay the loan through an affordable payment plan.