History

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1987, is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International , a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.We offer simple, decent affordable homes to low-income families who are financially stable, yet are unable to improve their living situation in today’s housing market.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor “sweat equity” into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

We have provided homes for 170 families in Albuquerque. We recently concluded a very productive building period, completing sixteen homes on Trujillo Road in 2012-2013.  We are thankful for the fact that our sponsors have included local and international business, churches, organizations and individuals.  We believe in the power of people to make changes for the good of society;  it is especially fulfilling to see individual donors standing up and making such an enormous contribution to the lives of Albuquerque families.  We are pleased to announce that our newest project, a 7-home community build on Townsend Ave SW, is currently underway.

Our mission is to eliminate sub-standard housing from the Greater Albuquerque area and we are on our way to doing so. If you would like to learn more about our mission, and how you can become part of it, please explore the links at the top of the page. HELP BUILD IT!