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Mission & History

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission Statement

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

About Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County

Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County (HFHRC) is a locally run affiliate and is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. 

HFHRC builds simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with those in need. Habitat for Humanity sells houses to families at no profit, through interest-free loans. Our purpose also includes education and community building.

The years have been good for Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County, Ravalli County and to Ravalli County Families. We have been active in the valley since 1998 and have helped 16 families build and purchase homes of their own in Hamilton, Corvallis, Stevensville, Victor and Darby. We are so excited to continue on our mission in serving our community by building our 17th Partner Family home this Spring (2024) in Hamilton. 

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide funding 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 Habitat of Ravalli County that is used to help build more houses.

All are welcome

Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County 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 all people in need of decent housing. 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.

Given the demonstrated need in our area, it is more important now than ever to provide affordable housing in Ravalli County and we depend on the generous support of our local community in order to do so. One of our critical and on going goals is to continue to nurture a broad base of diverse volunteers. Please consider sharing your talents on one of our committees. We need you to get involved!

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

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