What is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 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.
We rely on community involvement to build Habitat homes. Local volunteers provide the labor, and funds are raised locally to purchase materials and land, pay insurance, taxes and fees if these are not donated. This community support helps keep Habitat homes affordable.
What is Habitat for Humanity of Idaho?
Habitat for Humanity of Idaho is a statewide Habitat organization established to assist all Habitat affiliates serving homeowners in Idaho. HFH Idaho provides statewide education, training and resource development opportunities, as well as a forum for collaboration and networking. The Board is open to members of the public interested in affordable housing issues, and meets at least twice a year in different parts of the state.
Does Habitat for Humanity only build new houses?
Habitat for Humanity works in a number of different ways to create decent, affordable housing.
Build new homes.
Renovate or rehabilitate existing homes.
Repair and improve owner-occupied homes.
Habitat’s Disaster Response works with local communities to address housing needs after natural disasters.
Habitat’s advocacy work raises awareness and support for decent and affordable housing around the world.
Is Habitat for Humanity a Christian organization?
Yes, we are a global nonprofit, ecumenical 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, and welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.