Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity.
Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity.
Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:
The applicant’s level of need.
Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.
Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners, in addition to paying an affordable mortgage and receiving financial education.
Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners.
Visit our Apply for a Habitat house page to learn more.
Habitat for Humanity works in a number of different ways to create decent, affordable housing.
In addition to new construction, Habitats across the world also renovate existing homes in many communities, particularly in urban areas. Habitat’s Disaster Response works with local communities to address a variety of housing needs after natural disasters. Habitat’s advocacy work raises awareness and support for decent and affordable housing around the world. Outside of North America, Habitat works with partner organizations to serve even more families through innovative financing methods. Our local, Mid-Yellowstone Valley affiliate is hoping to launch a Home Preservation program soon.
Learn more about our work.
There are many ways to volunteer. Visit our Volunteer section to learn how to:
Habitat depends on financial donations to fund our work. These donations help families build a place they can call home. Visit our Support page to learn more.
We also have local home improvement stores called Habitat ReStores, which sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture and appliances to the public. The money made from these sales is used to help families build a better future. To donate materials, contact the Habitat ReStore.
For large corporations wishing to make bulk donations of goods and materials, please visit our In Kind Donations page.
For vehicle donations, please visit our Vehicle Donation page.
Habitat for Humanity relies on gifts from individuals, corporations and other groups to help families in need of decent and affordable homes around the world. All donations of any amount are deeply appreciated.
An international board of directors oversees the work of Habitat for Humanity.
The Habitat headquarters are operated by an administrative staff, professional and support employees, and volunteers.
Visit our Leadership page for more information.
Habitat asks legislators and housing regulators to increase support for affordable homeownership and decent housing.
Habitat monitors public policies related to housing, community and international development.
Habitat advocates for policies that will increase access to decent, affordable housing available to people around the world.
Habitat accepts government funds as long as they have no conditions that would violate our principles or limit our ability to proclaim our Christian identity.
Yes, we are a global nonprofit Christian housing organization. All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
Learn more about raising concerns and how to confidentially and anonymously report any issue or concern that may arise.