Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina
NC’s Habitat for Humanity affiliates have produced more housing than any other state in the country, with the exception of Texas and Florida. This has been the case due to a number of factors, including availability of affordable or donated land, strong and dedicated leadership, important and robust partnerships with key cities, towns, and counties in North Carolina, a close partnership with the NC Housing Finance Agency, key corporate partners, and active and sustained involvement by churches and other religious groups throughout the state.
In order to find an affiliate near you, go to the Build section on our Home Page, and search by city.
Habitat for Humanity International
A Christian Ministry: Shelter from wind, rain and cold is a basic human need
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Our ministry was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety.
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All are welcome
Habitat has an open-door policy: All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. Habitat does not proselytize. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
We are driven by the desire to give tangible expression to the love of God through the work of eliminating poverty housing. Our mission and methods are predominantly derived from a few key theological concepts:
- Putting faith into action
Habitat’s ministry is based on the conviction that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we must love and care for one another. Our love must not be words only— it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action. We bring diverse groups of people together to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone.
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller and is recognized today as a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Some basic facts include:
- Believing in providing a hand up rather than a handout, Habitat asks that partner families’ contribute “sweat equity” to building their own home and the homes of others in community with volunteers that come together to build and repair homes.
- Qualified families purchase Habitat houses with a uniquely affordable mortgage (usually at 0%). Critical home repair projects in neighborhoods where Habitat is investing are also made possible with short-term, affordable loans. More often, the repairs are completed at no charge to the homeowners.
- Currently, more than 1,500 affiliates in the United States and 83 Habitat global partners around the world coordinate efforts to build, rehabilitate and repair homes with those who cannot access conventional home loans. To date, world-wide, Habitat has facilitated the building, renovation and/or repair of more than 600,000 homes and has sheltered more than 3 million people.
Through its Tithe Program, HFHI helps to eliminate poverty housing in its work around the world.
Learn More About Habitat for Humanity International (www.hfhi.org)