Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with God’s people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended.
Important to this partnership is the uniting of Christians from many different denominational backgrounds along with people of other religions to work together with people in need. Habitat professes the theology of the hammer, which simply means that Christians may disagree on many religious points, but we can agree on a nail, and the use of the hammer as instruments to manifest God’s love. We can agree on the imperative of the gospel to serve others in the name of the Lord. We can agree on the idea of building houses for God’s people in need, and on doing so using biblical economics, no profit and no interest.
Habitat’s goal is to completely eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Our intention is to make substandard housing and homelessness socially, politically, morally and religiously unacceptable. We believe that this can be accomplished because through God all things are possible.