Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places that they can call home. As an organization, we believe that a good home and affordable housing is the foundation for a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities. The Canyon County Habitat for Humanity chapter shares this mission while serving the communities within Canyon, Gem, Owyhee and Payette County.
2. Why Shelter
Decent, affordable shelter provides families with a place to gather and grow. Even more, by working with Habitat to achieve affordable homeownership, families can transform their lives.
Affordable homeownership helps create the conditions that free families from instability, stress and fear and encourages self-reliance and confidence. Studies show that strong and stable households are foundational to child development and growth. When a home fosters - instead of hinders - health and safety, families can flourish. Owning an affordable home also allows homeowners to lift up their entire family by saving for the future and investing in educational opportunities - bolstering job opportunities and long-term career growth.
Surveys of Habitat homeowners and their families show better financial health, parents who are more confident about meeting their family's needs, and even improved grades for their children.
In Canyon County, we witness tangible evidence that decent, affordable shelter creates long-lasting and life-changing impact on families and communities.
3. Where We Build
Canyon County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) started in 1995 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Together, the organization has been in service to humanity since 1976. Locally, we work in all of the communities within Canyon, Gem, Owyhee and Payette County and have helped hundreds of people with affordable home options and improved living conditions. We coordinate our own construction, select local homebuyer applicants and operate a local ReStore home improvement center.
There are many ways to get involved with our local chapter and learn more about the work that we do together with families and partners to build strength, stability and independence. Contact us or explore our website for the latest information on volunteer, homeownership and ReStore donation and shopping opportunities.