Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Diversity and Inclusiveness – We believe that all people deserve a simple, decent place to live, and have something to contribute in building homes and helping our communities. We welcome people from all walks of life to partner with our program.
Homeownership – We believe in the power of homeownership to affirm dignity, encourage hope, and transform lives. A healthy, stable home improves the quality of life, both for the family and the community.
Families as Partners – We believe that dignity is promoted not simply by living in an adequate house, but by fully contributing to the process of building and buying that home and helping others acquire adequate shelter.
Volunteerism – We believe in the volunteer spirit and are committed to offering rewarding volunteer experiences.
Stewardship – We are committed to excellence, to efficient use of our financial, environmental, and human resources, and we are accountable to our funders, volunteers, and family partners.
Collaboration – We strive to create strong, productive partnerships with organizations and area housing providers toward our common goal of eliminating substandard housing.
Broadening Homeownership Opportunities – Habitat for Humanity creates lasting, affordable homeownership by partnering with families who have a demonstrated need for stable, affordable housing but do not qualify for a traditional mortgage. Each family contributes 500 hours of “sweat equity” (volunteer time) towards the completion of other people’s homes and their own. Habitat then sells the home to the family using a zero-interest loan.
Developing Community Partnerships – We empower volunteers and community organizations to make a tangible, lasting difference in our community. Many volunteers participate through Habitat for Humanity’s partnerships with faith communities, businesses and service clubs.
Facilitating Civic Improvement – The homes we build are tax-bearing properties. Habitat for Humanity homeowners, whose modest incomes previously left them vulnerable to frequent moves, have the opportunity to grow roots and focus on other areas of their lives such as education, professional development and volunteerism.
Providing a Tangible Christian Witness – Habitat for Humanity “puts faith into action” by working face-to-face in 100 countries around the world. In a world riddled with violence, Habitat for Humanity volunteers give their time and resources towards building homes and hope worldwide. Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley tithes all undesignated funds to assist with international house-building.
Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith. Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other.
Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-364-6642. Thank you for your interest!