Habitat for Humanity builds houses around the world according to the same guiding principles:

  • Decent

    We only use quality, new, locally available building materials. We build in accordance to al local and state building and energy codes.

  • Affordable

    The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

Habitat houses in the United States are typically built using wood frame construction, gypsum board interior walls,  LP siding and asphalt shingle roofs.

Habitat houses are modestly sized by North American standards. Habitat’s guidelines dictate that a three-bedroom Habitat house may have no more than 1,050 square feet of living space.

Our commitment to build with people in need extends to those with disabilities. When possible, Habitat houses incorporate basic accessible design features, such as a zero-step entrance and wide passage doors and hallways. Houses built in partnership with families with disabilities include additional accessibility features.

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