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?

  • A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build or repair over 800,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than 3 million people worldwide.
  • Our vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
  • Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda.
  • HFHI seeks 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.

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