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We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

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Families who partner with us build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.

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Habitat features

Our Better Angels: A book by Jonathan Reckford

Now in paperback: Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford shares stories of Habitat volunteers and future homeowners in his book, Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World, with a foreword by Jimmy Carter.

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+You thought leadership video series

Habitat’s +You thought leadership series brings together experts from around the world during live streaming events as they inform and educate our audiences about significant and pressing issues in housing today. 

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Experience the Cost of Home

1 in 7 households in the U.S. pay half or more of their income on a place to live, an issue only heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our interactive Cost of Home experience, you can walk through the decisions a household has to make as they work to cover all their other costs. Could you help them make it work?

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Building the Beloved Community

Habitat is working to create what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the Beloved Community” — we will do the work in our practices, our programs and our networks to put equity and justice at the forefront of our efforts and bring that mission to the communities in which we work.

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Habitat for Humanity and COVID-19

Now more than ever, Habitat for Humanity’s work is critical. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work tirelessly toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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A legacy of love

Jessie hoped the home she’s lived most of her life would be a place her family could enjoy and pass down to future generations. That’s why she worked alongside Habitat for Humanity of York County, with support from Wells Fargo Builds, to help her make her home a safe place to live.

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The power of Women Build

We invite you to meet four homeowners – Nilda, Christina, Ai and Yessica – and longtime volunteer Teri to learn more about the difference that Habitat, Lowe’s and homeownership have made in their lives.

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U.S. advocacy successes

Habitat quickly expanded our existing advocacy efforts to help the millions of individuals in the U.S. now struggling with housing insecurity as a result of the economic impacts of COVID-19. Use this tracker to stay up to date on innovative ways that Habitat’s network is advocating across the nation through our Cost of Home campaign.

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Reflecting on 25 years of homeownership, friendship

Homeowner Kathy reflects on what life has brought her after she and her daughters moved into their Habitat home in Boise, Idaho, 25 years ago. “Back then, before Habitat, I figured that homeownership would always be out of reach,” she says.

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Should I donate this to the Habitat ReStore?

When cleaning, remodeling or moving, you often run into household items you no longer use, but that are still in great condition. Whether it be items like the windows you just replaced or an old TV, you may wonder, “Should I donate this?”

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5 qualities of a decent home

While Habitat’s work might look a little different in each of the 70 countries where we have a presence — based on local needs, styles, climate and materials — the elements that make a home “decent” are universal.

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A Q&A with Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the importance of service to others: “Investments in helping others always pay rich dividends.”

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