Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity
Our Vision: The elimination of substandard living conditions in the Hattiesburg area.
Our Mission: Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization committed to assisting families in need with the life-changing opportunity of buying simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with a team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff guided by Christian values.
The houses are built using volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials contributed by churches, businesses, foundations, groups, schools, and private individuals.
Our values and principles: Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity plays an active role in the development and construction of affordable housing units. We collaborate with many other housing providers and community-based agencies. Nevertheless, our core programs are distinct from many of the other agencies:
Working hand-in-hand with people in need produces a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. This provides an environment for positive life changes. We believe homeownership produces more responsible and active citizens, which improves communities and cities. When people act in response to human need, giving without seeking profit or interest, we believe the effects are multiplied by God. The miraculous happens when we step out in faith. We do not charge interest or make a profit on Habitat homes. We believe in bridging theological differences, using the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love. We acknowledge the community building power of partnering with donors, volunteers, faith-based communities, businesses, organizations and homeowner families. We believe in the importance of our volunteer ministry. Our goal is for each of these volunteers to come to a deeper understanding of the need for affordable housing and the situations faced by Hattiesburg Area's low-income families