Habitat for Humanity International:
What is Habitat for Humanity International?
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Habitat has built more than 150,000 houses around the world, providing more than 750,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent affordable shelter. HFHI was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife Linda.
Where does Habitat for Humanity operate?
Habitat is a worldwide, grass-roots movement. There are more than 2,100 active affiliates in 92 countries, including all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.
See affiliate search to find Habitat affiliates in your area. And see Habitat Affiliates Worldwide section for information on each country in which Habitat is at work.
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The Theology of the Hammer:
Habitat is a partnership founded on common ground – bridging theological differences by putting love into action. Everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love. Habitat Founder and President Millard Fuller calls this concept “the theology of the hammer”, explaining, “we may disagree on all sorts of other things…but we can agree on the idea of building homes with God’s people in need, and in doing so using biblical economics: no profit and no interest.”
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