Houston Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1987 is a Christian-based housing ministry. Embracing all faiths, the organization is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in our community by helping low-income families purchase a simple, decent home in which to live. To date, Houston Habitat has built over 650 affordable homes and served more than 2,700 people – half of whom are children. Based on annual home production, Houston Habitat is consistently listed in the top ten among the nearly 1,700 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States.
For two decades, Houston Habitat has worked to eliminate substandard housing by helping our neighbors purchase simple, decent homes in which to live.
In addition to ongoing construction in partnership with generous sponsors, volunteers and dedicated homebuyers, Houston Habitat’s history includes landmark events and construction innovations.
* As part of a Jimmy Carter Works Project, in June 1998, Houston Habitat became the first U. S. affiliate to build 100 homes in one week. A record that remains unmatched by any Habitat affiliate.
* Each Houston Habitat home receives Energy Star certification, demonstrating a commitment to energy efficiency and affordability. In 1999, and again in 2007, Houston Habitat was awarded the National Energy Star Home Builder of the Year Special Recognition Award.
* In Fall 2003, the Houston Habitat ReStore opened. With the goals to both provide earned revenue for the organization and to promote the recycling of building materials by reselling donated new and used building materials at discounted prices, the store is doing well. With support from the community, the Restore provides significant financial support for Houston Habitat.
* As we enter 2009, we go into the New Year with renewed energy to complete Umland Park and enthusiastic about moving ahead with development plans for the Tidwell Road property, and working to raise $1M in matching funds in accordance with the Houston Endowment opportunity, and anticipating the new families we will meet and serve this year.