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Our vision is an island – and a world – where everyone has a decent place to live

Founded in 1988 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), Honolulu Habitat has served more than 400 individuals across Oahu through home construction and preservation. Honolulu Habitat rallies thousands of volunteers every year to become part of the solution to Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis.

About Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

“Building a house together with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity was the start of our foundation in making our dream become a reality of being homeowners. Having a home brought peace in knowing we will always have a place to create lifelong memories for our family.”

–  Shanti Gomes, Honolulu Habitat Homeowner

The Gomes Ohana on their Home Dedication Day

All are welcome

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: We invite you to help us build, no matter your race, religion, age, gender, political stance, or any other distinction. If you affirm the universal need for decent and affordable housing, then you’ll find a home in our mission.

Though the foundation of Honolulu Habitat is built on the principles of a Christian ministry, we never proselytize. This means that we do not ask our families, volunteers, or supporters to accept the tenets of any particular faith. Habitat welcomes partners from all backgrounds to better serve people of all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, or creed.

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