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.
- Half of Honolulu renters pay half or more of their income on housing.(HI Appleseed Housing Crisis Report)
- That means 1 in 2 families are denied the personal and economic stability that safe, decent and affordable housing provides. 1 in 2 families are forced to make impossible choices.
- Safe home. Nutritious food on the table. Health care. Access to good schools. Reliable transportation. Which would you choose?
- We’re working to change this. Honolulu Habitat homes give families a path towards financial stability and the choice to remain with their communities.
How Communities Benefit
When the people of a community are strengthened, the whole community is improved.
Help make the cost of home something we can all afford
It takes a village.
Honolulu Habitat partners with organizations across our community to help hardworking families realize the dream of homeownership.