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Our Mission

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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 2 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.

Build Your Community Start today

Habitat for Humanity Logo Start today to become the leaders of Habitat tomorrow! Registration is now open for 2016 Learn and Build Experience!

Interested in traveling to a new community, making new friends and helping a neighborhood increase strength and stability? Join 200 people ages 16 to 18 from July 10-16 in Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2016 Learn and Build Experience.

Help provide a foundation for families to build a better life for themselves. In the process make new friends, discover a new community and learn how you can make an impact in the world.

Build, learn and live together in a community setting

Learn and Build Experience trips open up a new world through hands-on educational and community activities as participants serve Habitat’s mission of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. From raising the walls of a new house to small group discussions, there’s no limit to your Habitat impact.