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About Habitat

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 

Our Mission Statement

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

 

Foundational Principles


1. The foundational principles of Habitat for Humanity are based on the teachings of Jesus. While Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization, anyone who is committed to its mission, purposes and principles is invited to participate in any affiliated organization.


2. Habitat for Humanity is a people-to-people partnership drawing together individuals and communities to build decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity is committed to the development and uplifting of people and communities, not only to the development of housing. Affiliated organization leadership will also reflect the diversity of the community.


3. Habitat for Humanity affiliates build, renovate and repair decent and affordable housing with people who are living in inadequate housing and who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means. Each Habitat for Humanity affiliate selects homeowner-partners based on their need for adequate shelter; their ability to pay for the Habitat for Humanity home; and their willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity affiliates do not discriminate in the selection of homeowner-partners on the basis of race, creed, gender, disability, ethnic background or any other characteristic protected by law. All homeowner-partners contribute "sweat equity" by working in partnership with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate and other volunteers to accomplish Habitat's mission, both locally and worldwide.


4. Habitat for Humanity affiliates sell the housing units to homeowner-partners, with no profit added, and finance the payment for the housing unit with no interest charged. House payments are used for the construction or renovation of additional affordable housing.


5. Habitat for Humanity is a global movement encompassing Habitat for Humanity International as well as national and local affiliated organizations around the world. The health and conduct of every constituent organization affects the viability of the others. Habitat for Humanity International is responsible to each Habitat for Humanity organization for promoting and protecting the good name of "Habitat for Humanity" and its ability to fulfill its mission.


6. The need for decent and affordable housing is a worldwide challenge, and Habitat for Humanity is a global partnership response; each U.S. affiliated organization commits to providing significant financial support of house-building efforts in other countries through participating in the tithe program. Acknowledging God's abundant provision, Habitat affiliated organizations will share their fruits through the practice and discipline of tithing 10 percent of cash revenues toward international house-building efforts.

 

About Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity

Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

 

All are welcome

Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

 

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.


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