Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference—to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter.
Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers and coordinate house building and repair.
Homeowners are selected based on their need for housing, their ability to repay a mortgage and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference.
Habitat is able to make housing affordable to low-income families because:
» Houses are sold through a no-profit mortgage.
» Individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide vital financial support.
» Homeowners and volunteers build or repair under trained supervision.
Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair over 500,000 houses and served over 2 million people around the world.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity International, visit their website.