With God’s grace and the cooperation of people from all walks of life, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need to build and own simple, decent, affordable homes in safe communities.
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is unique in that we provide a lasting and permanent solution to a family’s housing crisis. Habitat is a hand up, not a handout. In addition to making a minimal down payment and affordable mortgage payments, homeowner families are required to commit up to 500 hours of ‘sweat equity’ building their own home and the homes of other Habitat families.
Habitat for Humanity International 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. We are 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. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by 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.