A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
We believe that everyone deserves a decent and affordable place to call home and invite people of all ages, races, genders, religions, political views - or any of the other distinctions that too often divide us - to build together in partnership with the future homeowners who we are working with. Working together, side-by-side, we build solid houses, new relationships, and stronger communities.
Founded in 1986, Alachua Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization with our own 501(c)3 designation. We are the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Although we work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Alachua Habitat for Humanity is an independent organization led by a local board of directors to coordinate all aspects of our work, including fundraising and program oversight.
Our service area is Alachua County, which includes the cities of Alachua, Archer, Gainesville, Hawthorne, High Springs, Micanopy, Waldo, and all rural areas within the County limits.
One of the values Alachua Habitat for Humanity shares with the faith community is tithing. Guided by our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, we recognize that the need for safe, affordable housing is a global issue, and in the spirit of that vision, we donate a portion of our unrestricted cash donations to further Habitat’s work in Nepal and Colombia. In addition to the 135+ houses we've built in Alachua County, our affiliate has helped build nearly 100 houses in Nepal and Colombia through tithing.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat for Humanity work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. 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.