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about houston habitat

Since 1987, individuals, businesses and groups in our community have joined Houston Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place people call home.

Through shelter, we empower people to build a better future for themselves and their families by completing financial and home maintenance training, building homes alongside volunteers, and by purchasing their homes with an affordable mortgage. With this hand up, they achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance.

Houston Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Contact us today and see how your financial support, voice and time can help families build better futures.

Over 7,000 - and counting - individuals served through new homeownership and home repair since 1987

Over $700,000 annually is paid by Houston Habitat homeowners in property taxes

$1.M in tithing to support international families in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Guatemala

All Houston Habitat homes have been Energy Star Certified for over 23 years.

In 1998, Houston Habitat became the first U.S. Habitat International affiliate to build 100 homes in one week by successfully completing the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project.

Houston Habitat is recognized as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and has earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating

building bright futures

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission

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

strategic plan 2019-2024

Build a Sustainable Organization

  • Build Organizational Capability
    • Increase revenue
    • Increase diversity of revenue sources, including public/ government
    • Lower construction procurement costs
    • Maintain fundraising expenses at ≤9% of total expenses
  • Improve Systems and Processes
    • Leverage technology and collaboration tools to build capacity and knowledge
    • Improve Board effectiveness by aligning board member skills and capabilities with organizational needs
    • Provide training and tools for employees
    • Leverage relationships with Habitat affiliates to increase skills and capabilities
    • Update, standardize and automate work processes and systems
    • Shift organization focus from output to outcomes and impact
    • Measure effectiveness and sustainability of operations
    • Become an anti-racist organization
    • Improve internal communication processes and access to data
    • Maintain organizational and financial transparency

Build Community Impact

  • Improve Systems and Processes
    • Acquire and maintain a land bank sufficient for 3-5 years of inventory
    • Balance new construction and renovation/revitalization efforts to maximize community impact
    • Optimize and promote resiliency program and techniques to lessen impact of future disasters on affordable housing
    • Collaborate with other agencies on initiatives to improve quality of life for low-income, senior, disabled and veteran populations
    • Evaluate expansion of services to increase credibility, visibility and impact
  • Double annual number of new homeowners
    • Increase number of new homeowners to 40 annually

Build Sector Impact

  • Improve Systems and Processes
    • Continue revitalization efforts in targeted neighborhoods
    • Engage with local, state and national leaders to address Houston’s affordable housing needs
    • Achieve “leading voice” status within the affordable housing sector, helping shape the communities we serve
  • Develop Robins Landing
    • Execute innovative, replicable community development model

Build Societal Impact

  • Build Organizational Capacity
    • Leverage connection between inequities housing with those in education and health to advance affordable housing issues
    • Advocate against racial inequities in affordable housing
    • Broaden and deepen opportunities for volunteer engagement