Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable, houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter.

Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses in more than 80 countries, including some 30,000 houses across the United States. Habitat houses are purchased by the homeowner families. Three factors make Habitat houses affordable to low-income people worldwide: Houses are sold at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage. Homeowners and volunteers build the houses under trained supervision. Individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide financial support.

Habitat for Humanity's work is organized at the local level by more than 1,900 affiliates worldwide. Affiliates coordinate house building and select partner families. Homeowner families are chosen according to their need; their ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest mortgage; and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate according to race, religion or ethnic group.

For more information, or to contact Habitat for Humanity International, see their website at: www.habitat.org

» Recent News

Habitat for Humanity, Realtors® Help San Francisco Family Realize Dream of Homeownership
05 Nov 03 | Today, another American family will begin to enjoy the benefits of homeownership as Habitat for Humanity International and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) present keys to the owners of a new Habitat house.

Ten Thousand Students Trade Swimsuits for Hammers to Build Habitat Homes
18 Feb 03 | Ten thousand high school and college students are breaking with tradition this spring break by trading in their swimsuits and suntan lotion for coveralls and work boots as they use the holiday to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

President Carter Announces Plans for 2003 Work Project in Alabama and Georgia
11 Feb 03 | Habitat for Humanity announced that Lowe's and Whirlpool have joined forces to become the "Premier Sponsors" for the JCWP 2003, uniting the major retailer and manufacturer in the nonprofit homebuilder's mission to end substandard housing worldwide.

Marriott Builds Four Habitat Homes Inside D.C. Hotel
10 Feb 03 | More than 100 Marriott and Renaissance hotel general managers today will begin building four Habitat for Humanity townhouses under the roof of D.C.'s largest convention hotel, the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

SBLI USA Honors Former U.S. President Carter and Habitat at Gala
27 Jan 03 | SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company Inc. presented its Goodwill Ambassador Award to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, and raised more than $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity International at its annual gala.

Habitat for Humanity Builds "Dream" Houses in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King
10 Jan 03 | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a world in which all people would be able to triumph over poverty, racism, war and violence. In honor of Dr. King's dream, Habitat for Humanity International is beginning a new initiative "Building on the Dream".

NFL Players Tackle Home Building in Habitat for Humanity Super Bowl Blitz Build
08 Jan 03 | The roar of the crowd made way for the buzz of the saw and the hammering of nails during a Super Bowl blitz build as four NFL players built a Habitat for Humanity house alongside volunteers and homeowners during the week of Super Bowl XXXVII.



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