deserves a safe, stable, and affordable home
Habitat Greensboro works toward our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.
We believe that owning a home is a major milestone on the road to a family’s financial success, and a key component of our community’s economic stability. Since 1987, Habitat Greensboro has served over 500 families in Greensboro.
In addition to the homeowners we serve locally, Habitat Greensboro provides funding to our affiliates in Honduras and Jordan, where we have helped to build nearly 500 homes.
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.
We value our Christian foundation while we welcome and serve those of all faiths and beliefs.
We value partnering with homeowners, volunteers, donors, and the community to transform lives, strengthen families, and help break the cycle of poverty.
We value building quality affordable housing, utilizing best practices, and continuously seeking innovative ways to achieve our mission.
We value being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us and operating with ethical standards, transparency, and the highest level of accountability.
We value having a caring heart for those we serve, for those with whom we work, and for those who serve Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro.
- Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
- Focus on shelter.
- Advocate for affordable housing.
- Promote dignity and hope.
- Support sustainable and transformative development.
Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must 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
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Our Affiliate History
Habitat Greensboro was formed in 1987 by four Christians in response to their Habitat experience in Peru. As one of our founders says: “Time, sweat, perseverance and love have developed the vision into a successful organization and community.” They built five homes that first year, and quickly expanded to build 10 homes annually.
Since our founding, Habitat Greensboro has expanded to nearly 2,000 volunteers and more than 20 staff who build, renovate, and provide critical repairs to 30 to 35 homes each year.
We have big plans for 2020 and beyond. We’re striving to build more quality, energy-efficient homes for hardworking families, to create thriving neighborhoods, and to strengthen families in the process.
Read this year’s Strategic Plan.
The most important part of our future? You.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, Inc., is an independent organization that is overseen by a board of directors and governed by its own policies. If you have a complaint about Habitat Greensboro, please contact us at 336.275.4663 x146 to discuss the issue or concern.
If you believe your concern cannot be adequately addressed or resolved by the affiliate, or if your concern relates to Habitat Greensboro leadership (board president or executive director), notify Habitat for Humanity International by following the process outlined on Habitat.org.