Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,200 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.
Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.
our mission statement
Seeking to put God's love in action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes communities and hope.
A world where everyone had a decent place to live. To read more about our core values Click Here
what we do
Habitat for Humanity Greater Fresno Area does not build houses FOR families; we facilitate a partnership among families who demonstrate need, the ability to pay the mortgage, and a willingness to partner in the construction of their home. This partnership also engages community supporters who join the families in the home building process and provide both financial and in-kind support for building supplies and materials.
Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, or “sweat equity,” into building their Habitat house and they pay back an affordable loan.
Since 1985 Habitat Greater Fresno Area has improved housing conditions for over 1,000 families. Located in the heart of the heart of the nation, in the San Joaquin Valley, Habitat's success not only impacts residents in Fresno and Madera Counties; but has an impact on the Nation.
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 HFHF tithe's 10% of its unrestricted revenue towards building affordable home ownership opportunities in Nicaragua, Mexico and Ethiopia. Together, globally we are changing lives.
Habitat for Humanity will not proselytize. Nor will HFHGFA work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFHGFA. This means that HFHGFA will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.