What is Habitat for Humanity?


Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity challenges people of all faith traditions and cultural backgrounds to join in partnership with low-income families to improve the conditions in which they live. Through volunteer labor and the donation of both money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with homeowners families. Houses are sold at no profit to partner families, financed with affordable, no interest mortgages. Habitat is not a giveaway program, but is a partnership in which those who benefit from the program are involved in the work at various levels. Homeowner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor "sweat equity" into the construction of their home. Sweat equity reduces the cost of the house and increases the pride of ownership among family members.

Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

The Clemson University Campus Chapter is officially chartered and recognized by the Campus Chapters' Department of Habitat for Humanity, International and is registered with Clemson University Student Government. We are affiliated with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity International, please visit their website at http://www.habitat.org/.

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