At Habitat for Humanity, we know that families in your community and around the world have the potential to stand on their own. All they sometimes really need is a helping hand, a way to help themselves so that they can build that better life.
There is no typical Habitat family. The families who partner with us to build and improve places to call home come from a variety of backgrounds and are selected at a local level. We partner with teachers, musicians, policemen, pastors, office workers and more. The basis for a family's selection is their level of need for better housing, their willingness to partner with us and work alongside volunteers, and their ability to pay an affordable mortgage.
Every day, more and more families find themselves in a struggle to keep a decent roof over their heads. Unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded living conditions, damaged or dilapidated structures, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of access to land and affordable financing - these are just a few of the kinds of housing needs that families face. And those needs lead to instability, uncertainty, stress and fear.
Every parent, every person, should have the decent shelter they need to thrive. When families partner with Habitat, they start down a new path - one with far fewer barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.
Habitat homeowners play a hands-on role in eliminating those barriers, beginning with the sweat equity hours they perform. With the help of volunteers, they build and renovate the places they will call home. They attend financial education and budget planning classes. Some help staff the local Habitat ReStore; others serve on committees or help out in the local Habitat office.
All of them are proactive, not passive. Investing, not receiving. They are seizing an opportunity, and - with a hand up - they are changing their own futures.
Habitat and the families who partner with us understand that a home is a far-reaching investment. A home is a strong foundation on which the families who partner with Habitat can grow and thrive.
For more information, or to get involved, please contact:
Canyon county Habitat for Humanity:
209 Phoenix Lane
Caldwell, ID 83605
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.