Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976, Habitat Canada was founded in 1985, and the Prince Edward-Hastings Habitat for Humanity affiliate was formed in 1994.
Our goal is the elimination of poverty housing and homelessness throughout the world, making the provision of decent shelter a matter of conscience and action
Habitat for Humanity invites volunteers to work together in partnership with families in need providing “a hand up — not a hand out”.
The Prince Edward-Hastings Habitat for Humanity affiliate has built 19 homes helping 18 families and is an independent, not for profit housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need.
Homeowners contribute hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” to the construction of their own homes and then repay a long-term, no-interest mortgage.
Internationally, Habitat has built more than 500,000 homes in over 80 countries around the world.