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.
We value being ... Generous and caring
We want to generate significant change in people’s lives by being generous with our time, our
offer and our actions.
Driven to make a difference
We are driven by a desire to make a life-changing impact for Victorians living in housing
stress and we are creative and innovative in how we support our partner families and all other
A Trusted Partner
We’ve earned trust through a proven track record of doing what we say we’ll do – for the
mutual benefit of all our stakeholders.
Empowering and engaging
We believe in building effective relationships with our stakeholders that generate life changing
outcomes. We listen, value opinions and encourage action.
Responsible and Resourceful
We value the resources entrusted to us and we hate waste. We strive to do the most we can
with what we have – we always seek to do more.
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!