Housing, Shelter

Habitat for Humanity International

aka Habitat, Habitat for Humanity, HFHI

Atlanta, GA


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Thank you for your interest in Habitat for Humanity and for your support! We partner with as many families as possible, but the problem of inadequate housing has reached critical proportions globally. Your supports helps to build affordable housing for families in need, providing them with shelter and the hope of a better life.

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Mr. Jonathan T. M. Reckford

Main Address

285 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Suite 2700

Atlanta, GA 30303-1220 USA


housing, shelter, disaster relief





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

International Relief (Q33)

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What we aim to solve

➜ 1 in 4 people in the world need decent housing. ➜ 40 percent of the world’s population will need new housing and basic infrastructure in the next 14 years, according to the World Bank Group. ➜ More than 80 percent of the world’s population does not have legal documentation of their property rights. ➜ The World Health Organization says those living in poor conditions “are exposed to greater personal and environmental health risks, are less well-nourished, have less information and are less able to access health care, thus they have a higher risk of illness and disability.” ➜ The United Nations has estimated that more than 10 million people worldwide die each year from conditions related to substandard housing. ➜ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says “a family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot afford the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States.”

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Habitat for Humanity partners with people in communities all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home. With our help, Habitat homeowners can achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for them-selves and their families. Guided by our principles of demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ, focusing on shelter, advocating for affordable shelter, promoting dignity and hope, and supporting sustainable development, we can create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our 2020 Strategic Plan provides a new way of how we approach our mission, vision and principles. This plan challenges us to become more effective catalysts for systemic change—change that will help exponentially more families than any one organization ever could serve alone. Our 2020 Strategic Plan calls for operating within three interconnected spheres of influence: community, sector and society. Each of these “houses” sit on Habitat’s strong foundation of mission-driven, purposeful work. As our organization strives to deepen its impact, this strategic plan has been invaluable in Habitat’s success. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat has partnered with families for more than 40 years to build and improve places they can call home. Our work focuses on increasing access to homeownership and housing finance, improving housing affordability and quality, helping communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters, and building strong and resilient neighborhoods. Our work today includes: New construction where our houses and work processes are designed for their specific local settings and use locally available materials. Improvement and repair of existing houses. In the U.S., this work is done as part of our neighborhood revitalization efforts. Outside the U.S., we help families build incrementally and help create access to housing microfinance loans. Advocacy, which advances access to adequate and affordable housing globally through changing policy and systems.

Habitat believes housing is foundational to reducing poverty and achieving lasting economic growth. Habitat surveys have shown improved education grades, better financial health, and parents who are more financially secure to meet their family’s needs. Children of homeowners are more likely to succeed in school and make fewer visits to the emergency room for routine health problems. Greater tax generation, opportunities for economic development, increased job retention and productivity, and the ability to address inequality are economic benefits of increased access to quality housing.

Habitat has helped more than 29 million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives. In fiscal year 2019, Habitat improved housing conditions of more than 7 million people around the world. This includes more than 33,000 people in the U.S. and Canada, more than 2 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 1.8 million people in Eu-rope, the Middle East and Africa, and more than 3.1 million people in Asia and the Pacific region. Through advocacy and training, Habitat helped an additional 2.3 million people gain the potential to improve their housing conditions in fiscal year 2019. Habitat’s global mission is made possible thanks to its many generous donors and the hands and hearts of more than 1.4 million volunteers who annually give their time and talent.

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