Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc., an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1990. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, Hattiesburg Area Habitat works in partnership with low-income families to build simple, decent, and affordable housing in the Hattiesburg area.
Our Mission: Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization committed to assisting families in need by providing the life-changing opportunity of having simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with a team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff guided by Christian values.
Our Vision: The elimination of substandard living conditions in the Hattiesburg area.
Our values and principles:
Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity plays an active role in the development and construction of affordable housing units. We collaborate with many other housing providers and community-based agencies. Nevertheless, our core programs are distinct from many of the other agencies:
Working hand-in-hand with people in need produces a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. This provides an environment for positive life changes.
We believe homeownership produces more responsible and active citizens, which improves communities and cities.
When people act in response to human need, giving without seeking profit or interest, we believe the effects are multiplied by God. The miraculous happens when we step out in faith.
We do not charge interest or make a profit on Habitat homes.
We believe in bridging theological differences, using the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love.
We acknowledge the community building power of partnering with donors, volunteers, faith-based communities, businesses, organizations and homeowner families.
We believe in the importance of our volunteer ministry. Our goal is for each of these volunteers to come to a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing and the situations faced by Hattiesburg Area’s low-income families
About Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity
Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All are welcome
Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity 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.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate andrepair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.