Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), located in Americus, Georgia, is an organization dedicated to building simple, decent, affordable shelter around the world.
In order to accomplish this mission, local affiliates such as Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East were formed. Affiliates are all independent, and locally run, nonprofit organizations. Each affiliate is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area, including fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, and mortgage servicing.
HFHI assists these affiliates through providing information, training, and a variety of other support services.
To help support HFHI’s work, each year Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East gives 10% of our undesignated contributions to Habitat for Humanity International to fund house-building work in other nations. Since 1981 over $800,000 has been tithed to our partner countries – El Salvador and Ethiopia – enabling the building of more than 250 homes internationally. Combined with over 250 homes we have built, renovated or repaired locally, we have been able to change the lives of 500 families – all because of your support!
To find out more about the work of Habitat for Humanity worldwide, please visit the Habitat for Humanity International website.
What is Habitat for Humanity International?
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded in 1976 on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.
Local Habitat for Humanity Affiliates
Habitat for Humanity has more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are Habitat’s most famous supporters. The couple annually leads the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.