Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, world-wide Christian housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity International seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. “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.” Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 100,000 houses with families in need, becoming the world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.
Habitat is able to make housing affordable to low-income families because houses are sold through a no-profit mortgage. Individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide vital financial support. Homeowners and volunteers build under trained supervision. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built over 350,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 1.75 million people in nearly 90 countries. We seek to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
To accomplish these goals, we invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need
Habitat for Humanity welcomes all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference to build simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter. Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers and coordinate house building. Homeowners are selected based on their need for housing, their ability to repay a mortgage and their willingness
References: Habitat for Humanity Int’l. (n.d). Retrieved October 7, 2010, from http://www.habitat.org/. Habitat for Humanity Malaysia. Retrieved October 19, 2010 from http://www.hfhmalaysia.org/