Habitat for Humanity International
Since Habitat for Humanity was founded in Americus Georgia in 1976, more than 1 million families in over 70 countries around the globe have been able to improve their living conditions and change the arc of their lives.
Habitat’s iconic self-help model persists because it works. When low-income families get the opportunity to build their own homes and gain access to affordable mortgages — or when they receive financial literacy training or other housing support services — they are able to start growing assets, their children are healthier and do better in school, and communities are safer and more economically viable.
As with most grassroots movements, momentum built slowly. It took 24 years — from 1976 to 2000 — for Habitat to build the first 100,000 houses. Now the mission serves more than 300,000 families every year, through a myriad of programs and initiatives that address needs across the shelter spectrum
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat affiliates work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. This means that Habitat affiliates will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.