Habitat for Humanity
is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. We
welcome all people to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in
partnership with those who lack adequate shelter.
Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 175,000
houses, providing shelter for nearly 900,000 people worldwide. Now at work in
100 countries, we are building a house every 26 minutes. By 2005, Habitat houses
will be sheltering 1 million people.
Local Habitat affiliates coordinate house building and select partner families.
Habitat houses are purchased by the
homeowner families. Three factors make the houses affordable to low-income
Houses are sold at no
profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage.
Homeowners and volunteers
build the houses under trained supervision.
faith groups and others provide financial support
Homeowner families are chosen according to
their need; their ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest mortgage; and
their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Habitat for Humanity does
not discriminate according to race, religion or ethnic group.