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Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Hawai‘i Habitat for Humanity Association (Hawai‘i Habitat) is the State Support Organization for the seven local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, or community-level offices that act in partnership and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Founded in 1997, Hawai‘i Habitat supports Hawaii’s local Habitat affiliates by:

  • securing greater financial resources for building homes
  • promoting the unique Habitat self-help model
  • raising awareness that decent housing is a matter of conscience and action

In addition, Hawai‘i Habitat works to increase the impact of the affiliates by:

  • making construction loans and grants via its revolving loan program
  • partnering with area businesses, landowners, and local and state governments
  • advocating for affordable housing
  • providing technical assistance

People of all backgrounds, races, and faiths are invited to work in partnership with families in need to create affordable housing. To date, over 600,000 houses have been built, repaired, or refurbished, providing simple, decent shelter to more than 3 million people worldwide. In the United States, HFHI is one of the most successful homeownership programs for low-income families, with its housing production placing it among the nation’s top 20 homebuilders.

Our Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

All Are Welcome: Hawai‘i Habitat for Humanity Association has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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