What we do
We bring our community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through safe and affordable homeownership.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
At Habitat for Humanity, we know that affordable housing serves as a catalyst for a better life, providing improved social and financial stability for people living across Canada and around the world.
Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build better lives for themselves.
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries.
We believe everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live, both locally and globally, and that it benefits all of society when they do. That’s why we’re building the beyond for families and communities here and around the world.
Housing for All
We believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all.
We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and those who help us in this effort and recognize them as our greatest resource.
Diversity & Inclusiveness
We believe there is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission and values and we seek to enrich our organization through diversity.
We engage with our Habitat families, preparing them for homeownership, including them in the construction of their future home and enlisting them as key informants to the organization.
Faith in Action
We believe faith is lived through action, serving and working with people of all faiths and beliefs in a spirit of justice and compassion.
We believe we can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually beneficial community partnerships with others.