Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

 

What We Do

Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver is one of 58 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Canada and among more than 3000 affiliates around the world.

Through volunteer labour and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity works with families in need (or as we call them, Partner Families) to build safe, decent and affordable housing. Houses are sold to Partner Families with no down-payment and are financed with affordable, no interest mortgages. Families invest 500 hours of their own labour, what we refer to as sweat equity, into building their own houses and those of other families.

 

Our Values

Housing for all

We believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all.

Human Dignity

We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve and those that help us in this effort, and recognize them as our greatest resource.

Partnership

We believe we can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with others.

 

Charitable Registration Number: 88198 3183 RR0001