History

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity 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.

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.

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1987 as part of the Habitat for Humanity movement worldwide, to address some of these issues. 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.

We recently concluded a very productive building period, completing over 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 is a 7-home community build on Townsend Ave SW. Construction will begin in the winter/spring of 2014.

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 to the left of each page. HELP BUILD IT!