People are the key at Habitat
Habitat works when everyone works together. From donors to volunteers to hard-working homeowners, here’s how we bring people together to build homes and communities.
How Habitat Works
Each and every day, people all over the world (and across Hawaii) partner with Habitat for Humanity to offer families strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Through this partnership, each family has the opportunity to build and purchase their own decent home with an affordable non-profit mortgage. When hard-working families are surrounded and supported by determined volunteers and generous donors, a future full of opportunity is built
Why Homeownership Matters in Hawaii
The affordable housing crisis on Oahu is urgent. Working families in Hawaii face the highest housing costs in our nation. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 5 households in Hawaii were spending half or more of their income on housing.
- Homeownership is a catalyst to wealth building and financial stability.
- Decent, affordable housing improves physical and mental health.
- Homeownership leads to improved educational outcomes, better test scores and higher rates of high school graduation and college attendance.
- Homeownership promotes civic and social engagement.
- Affordable, sustainable homes reduce energy consumption, diminishing the energy burden for low-income households.
It takes a village.
Honolulu Habitat partners with organizations across our community to help hardworking families realize the dream of homeownership.
How Communities Benefit
When the people of a community are strengthened, the whole community is improved.