Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian
We welcome all people to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable
houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter.
Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses, providing
shelter for more than 1 million people worldwide. Now at work in 100
countries, we are building a house every 26 minutes.
Local Habitat affiliates coordinate house building and select partner
Habitat houses are purchased by the homeowner families. Three factors
make the houses affordable to low-income people worldwide:
- Houses are sold at no profit, with no interest charged on the
- Homeowners and volunteers build the houses under trained
- Individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide
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