Habitat for Humanity is a grassroots, Christian organization founded on common ground. We bridge theological, political, racial and economic differences by putting love into action. Our organization has built more than one million houses, affecting change in more than 22 million lives working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in over 70 countries across the globe.
Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives. A majority of Americans believe that it is challenging to find affordable quality housing in their communities. More than half of all adults say they have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage. Such trade-offs may include taking second jobs, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.
A study conducted by a national university of Habitat homeowners revealed:
Habitat is not a give-away program.
We partner with people who demonstrate a willingness to invest a minimum of 250 sweat equity volunteer hours, a down payment deposit, pay property taxes, and complete various financial/ budget management classes, and pay-off debts. .Families accepted into our program are required to invest their time, talent & resources in exchange for a mortgage.
Our model works because it is designed as a sustainable graduated solution.
Monthly mortgage payments return to our revolving fund to build homes for other families in need. Our program provide the support needed to get lives back on track.
For over two decades, Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County has devoted efforts advocating to end poverty housing and homelessness throughout the Greater Detroit metropolitan area.
Over the years, our efforts have built a sense of purpose and dignity in the lives of hundreds through referrals, mentoring, rehabilitation, new and recycled houses. Families feel valued and respected as we partner to face challenges and turn them into positive outcomes.
Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith
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