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Vision & Mission
A world where everyone has a decent place to live
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God's love, and can live and grow into all that God intends.
Habitat for Humanity mobilizes local leadership and resources to expand access for all people to decent, affordable shelter. Typically, volunteers and home partners work together through Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build or renovate houses. In this process, Habitat forgoes making a profit on loans through interest, putting value instead on meeting human need. Long-term housing security for a family, typically homeownership, is the expected result.
Payments made by new home partner go into a local Fund for Humanity to build or renovate more houses, giving home partners the opportunity to give as well as to receive.
Habitat home partners are selected on basis of need and willingness to partner, regardless race, religion, gender or ethnic background.
Valuing innovation and staying open to the possibility of the Holy Sprit leading into new directions, Habitat for Humanity welcomes new methods to increase our impact while staying true to our Mission Principle.
Demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus Christ
We will act in all ways in accord with the belief that God's love and grace abound for all; that every human life is priceless; that we must never exploit another for our own profit; that Christ can multiply the miniscule to accomplish the magnificent; and that we are to act as faithful stewards of the resources we receive.
Advocate on behalf of those in need of decent shelter
We commit, as an integral part pf our work, to communicating the needs of all people for safe and decent shelter, thereby engaging in deliberate efforts to leverage change within society to eliminate restraints that contribute to poverty and poverty housing.
Focus on shelter by building and renovating, simple, decent, affordable houses
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God's love, to build adequate and durable homes with those in need of shelter, carrying out the belief that safe and affordable housing is a basic human right, and a fundamental component of dignity and long-term well-being for every person on earth.
Engage the broader community through inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships
We will work in people-to-people partnership. Following Christ's example, we believe that everyone ----regardless of race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status ----can work together for the good of all; that everyone can unite behind serving those in need within a human community; and that everyone has something to contribute to the work of building houses and hope.
Promote dignity through full partnership with Habitat homeowners and future home partners
We put into practice the belief that healthy self-regard ----and the benefits that derive from that sense of worth ----is promoted not simply by living in an adequate house, but by fully contributing to the process of acquiring that house and by the opportunity to help others also acquire adequate shelter. Promoting dignity also refers to the nondiscriminatory selection of all home partners based on need and willingness to partner.
Promote transformational and sustainable community development
We view our work as successful when it promotes holistic and lasting positive change within a community; when it helps empower those who have been powerless; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; when it promotes improved relationships among all peoples; when its goal is local, community leadership for ongoing work; and when it demonstrates respectful stewardship of all human, economic and natural resources.