About Us

Our Mission

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

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona does not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

History

Serving Central Arizona since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat), an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is an independent, locally run, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization. We work in partnership with low-income families, volunteers and sponsors to build, renovate and repair homes.

The Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona affiliate is one of the most active of the Habitat affiliates and is consistently listed in the top ten among the nearly 1,600 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States.

Since our inception we have built or renovated more than 1100 homes throughout Maricopa County and Parts of Pinal County. These qualifying families pay for their homes through sweat-equity hours and no-profit loans.

The Challenge

Too many residents in Central Arizona still don’t have a simple, decent affordable place to live.  Almost 17% of the population of Maricopa County lives in poverty conditions.

Our Solution

 

Impacting Results through Collaboration

Through collaborations between individuals, corporations, faith groups, foundations, Cities and tens of thousands of volunteers we are able to provide over 200 affordable housing opportunities to families through our portfolio of products and services.

 

Impacting Families and Communities

We recognize the relationship between affordable housing and successful, healthy human and community development. Habitat programs promote dignity and hope. Children thrive in their safe, healthy homes. Communities benefit by reducing crime and urban blight levels. Neighborhood property values stabilize as vacant properties are acquired, renovated and sold to qualified families.

 

Impacting Generations

Research suggests that stable and affordable housing promotes children’s educational success. In 1994 Habitat began building South Ranch II, its 195-home planned community. The book, Encounters South Ranch II, published by the Community Documentation Program and Braun Sacred Heart Center in 2007, later cited the following “…of those 1000 folks who live there now, 98 percent of the children have graduated from high school and 89 percent are going to college.”

 

Incorporating Sustainable Building Practices

As a leader in green and sustainable building in Arizona, Habitat incorporates LEED certification into its renovation and building practices. We believe that for a home to truly be affordable, it must be both environmentally sustainable and energy efficient.

Our Needs

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