A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian Housing Ministry. Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda. Seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Inviting people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families.
In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans.
The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.