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Our Mission

Silhouettes of Habitat for Humanity workers Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.

Why We Build

There are nearly two billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. Families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives. We provide shelter and housing assistance to help these families recover.

Advocacy in Action

Volunteer Amy Miles lends her voice in support of Habitat's advocacy efforts and Global Village trips. Use the audio controls below to hear her stories.