Habitat for Humanity builds simple, safe, decent and affordable homes and helps low income families living in housing stress to own their home. We provide each of our Partner families with a pathway out of poverty and change lives for ever.
We believe in the empowerment that comes from home ownership. We believe that a stable and secure home creates the foundation for change. We know that having a place to call home creates improved outcomes in education, employment, health and lifestyle; for children and parents. Home ownership helps build strong and resilient families today and lays the foundation for future generations.
Habitat for Humanity International is the world’s number one not-for-profit provider of housing and improved shelter for low-income families. Habitat for Humanity was established in 1976 as a Christian based humanitarian not-for-profit organisation. Since then Habitat for Humanity has expanded into 90 countries and built over one million homes.
Habitat for Humanity Victoria was established in 1988 and built its first affordable home in 1995. Since then we have partnered with 57 families to help them in to home ownership. We will build our 60th affordable home in 2017.
Habitat for Humanity is best known for its home building program that provides an affordable means to home ownership. In this way we provide a pathway out of poverty for each of our Partner families, by giving them “a hand-up, not a hand out”.
Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Helping us to provide a strong and sustainable financial base for our programs are:
Our donors and supporters;
Our corporate partners;
Our volunteers; and,
Our ReStore operation.
Restore is our social enterprise that raises funds through the sale of items donated by the public and businesses (large and small) to help support our vital and life changing affordable home building program.
All sales through ReStore generate funds to support our home building program and also help to reduce the amount of materials in over flowing landfill sites. Its a good deal for you, the community and the environment!