our mission statement
seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Fresno Area does not build houses for families; we facilitate a partnership with families who demonstrate need, the ability to pay a mortgage, and a willingness to partner in the construction of their home. This partnership engages community supporters who join future homeowners in the building process by providing financial and in-kind support for construction supplies and materials.
Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (“sweat equity”) into building their Habitat house. Once complete, they pay back an affordable loan.
Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 on a community farm in southern Georgia—Koinonia Farm. It has since spread to reach all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. The Christian housing organization has grown to become a leading global nonprofit designed to help people find access to safe, decent, and affordable shelter.
greater fresno area
It was in 1985 when Fresno resident Jackie Holmes visited an affiliate in Tucson, AZ, and couldn't understand why there wasn’t one in Fresno yet. Our affiliate, dubbed Fresno County, was established soon after! Much later, our first ReStore opened in 2007. In 2016, we expanded into Madera County and renamed ourselves Greater Fresno Area.
we have a vision
of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
our global influence
Habitat for Humanity Greater Fresno Area's work extends well beyond its jurisdiction. Our affiliate is committed to furthering Habitat for Humanity International’s mission to eliminate poverty housing worldwide! To this end, our affiliate tithes 10% of its unrestricted revenue toward building affordable homeownership opportunities in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ethiopia. Together, globally, we are changing lives.
Habitat for Humanity International, and its affiliate Greater Fresno Area, will not proselytize. Nor will we work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with us. This means we will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith. We will not listen or respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.