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 230 homes internationally.  Combined with over 220 homes we have built, renovated or repaired locally, we have been able to change the lives of 453 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.

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