“A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out”

About Our Mission

Our Mission:

An Idaho where everyone has a decent place to live.


Everyone deserves a decent place to live. Our hope is to have a ministry where we work alongside with both our partners and homeowners to build a community where families can thrive.
Canyon County Habitat for Humanity does not give homes away but instead partners with homeowners of low to moderate income seeking safe, affordable homes to purchase in Canyon, Gem, and Owyhee Counties. Our homeowners agree to provide 500 hours of sweat equity on their future homes.
Habitat for Humanity is a global brand providing housing for over 1,000,000 families worldwide. Here in the United States, Habitat is the 15th largest residential builder with a focus on maximizing energy efficiency through green building and the LEED Certification program.
We currently assist our community in the following programs:

Critical Home Repair (CHR): assists homeowners in Canyon, Gem, and Owyhee Counties with repairs to their homes. The new CHR program is perfect for senior citizens on fixed incomes, to help them continue to stay in their homes.

Veterans Initiatives: serving veterans who have so faithfully served our country.
We have a one to two year waiting list and more applications are coming in. Canyon County Habitat will do whatever we can to offer a hand up by providing a secure, safe, and affordable housing option. We need our communities support as volunteers, donors, and advocates. Your partnership means the world to us!

Let’s build our community together! A safe place all can call home!

Thank you,
Judy Ahrens, Executive Director/CEO

Ready to Make a Change?

Canyon County Habitat for Humanity has many ways for you to help. Click on a link to get started.



Help build an Idaho where everyone has a decent place to live.

Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Canyon County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Volunteer opportunities with Habitat

Because of the help of people like you, whole neighborhoods improve and completely transform. Through this transformation, families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life. .