Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.

Why We Are Here

We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Because low-income families across the world are underserved by formal housing markets, they tend to build in stops and starts, often with limited access to sound construction advice and quality, eco-friendly materials. These incremental builders form a large but invisible segment of the housing market.

What Challenge will you solve today?

Explore all our Challenges

Affordable Water Harvesting for Low-Income Households in Urban Areas

Under Evaluation

We are seeking improved home design solutions to reduce mosquito bites in African homes...

Malaria Prevention through Innovations in Home Design or Home Life

Under Evaluation

We are seeking improved home design solutions to reduce mosquito bites in African homes...

Improved Construction and Demolition Waste Management

Awarded

The Challenge was seeking to address the roadblocks hindering the widespread recycling and...

Increasing Resilience to Earthquakes and Typhoons for Homes with no Foundations

Under Evaluation

The Challenge was looking for solutions to retrofit houses...

Here's how the Challenge process works:

Register

Sign up and complete your Solver profile

Review & Accept

Read the description of the Open Challenges in the Challenge Center and accept the Challenge Specific Agreement

Submit

Upload proposed solution(s) you have developed for a specific Challenge

Win

Receive cash awards for solutions accepted by Seeker organizations

With Habitat for Humanity, you have the opportunity to build in your community and also in communities around the world.

Because of the help of people like you, whole neighborhoods improve and completely transform. Through this transformation, families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

Learn how you can join us as a volunteer by choosing from the options below.

Volunteer Opportunities

Long-term volunteer opportunities

We offer long-term volunteer opportunities in the U.S. and around the world.

Group volunteer opportunities

Learn about the group opportunities offered by Habitat for Humanity.

Build events

While scheduled Habitat builds take place on a regular basis, we also host special events in local communities like yours.

Every gift helps a family build a foundation

With your financial support, families can build strength, stability and independence with Habitat for Humanity by building a safe and secure place to call home.

Families who partner with Habitat build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.

Please help us by making an online donation today. You can also contact us to make a donation by phone at 1-800-HABITAT (1-800-422-4828) or by mail at Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709-3543 USA.

Other ways you can help Habitat

Corporate giving

We build customized partnerships by working with corporations of all sizes, allowing you to give back to your community through Habitat for Humanity.

Cryptocurrency donations

Habitat for Humanity is now accepting cryptocurrency donations including Bitcoin, Etherium and more in our efforts to ensure that everyone has access to safe, decent shelter.

Gifts-in-kind donations

You can learn what in-kind donations are and how corporations can make these donations. Also, find out how you can participate in corporate volunteerism.

Project Advisor

In its role as Project Advisor, SeaFreight Labs provides coordination, facilitation, promotion, and support services to Habitat for Humanity.

About SeaFreight Labs

SeaFreight Labs is an open-innovation consultancy offering turn-key crowd-solving services to the seafreight, maritime and logistics industries. We design and execute global challenges to cost-effectively deliver breakthrough innovation for intractable problems. Visit www.seafreightlabs.com.