Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia builds and rehabilitates houses and neighborhoods by providing simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Reaching out from Christian roots across denominational, faith, economic and racial lines, Habitat works in partnership with prospective and existing homeowners, volunteers, donors, community organizations and all those who can help reach these goals.
Since 1984, Habitat’s Philadelphia affiliates have built 130 homes allowing partner families to face a more hopeful future. Homes are sold at cost—no profit, no interest—to low-income families who contribute 350 hours of “sweat equity” toward Habitat projects. Mortgage principal payments are recycled back to build or renovate more houses.