Who We Are

Our Story

Using affordable homeownership as an anchor for hope, change, and stability, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity has been building in the community since 1985.

We are committed to transforming neighborhoods—fighting blight and advocating for fair and just housing policies—while increasing access to affordable homeownership for hard working families and providing access to resources so homeowner families can improve their communities.

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope.

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What We Stand For

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity’s vision is to build and foster a community where everyone has a decent, affordable place to live. Our Christian foundation calls for us to set aside religious differences and work toward a common goal: to eliminate poverty housing in our community.

  • Everyone needs a foundation to build a future.
  • Every home is a building block.
  • Every home improvement gives children a better chance for a stronger future.
  • Every donation helps a family help themselves.
  • Every helping hand makes a difference.

 

Our Values

Partnership – From its very conception, Habitat for Humanity has been built on partnerships — partnerships with families, churches, area corporations, community organizations, and individuals. We believe in the power of families working side by side with volunteers to build Habitat homes.

Homeownership – We believe in the power of homeownership to change lives, improve communities, and build hope that can break the cycle of poverty.

Diversity – We believe that everyone, from all walks of life, deserves a decent, affordable place to live and that each person has something to contribute.

Volunteerism – We believe in the power of a community coming together to make a difference, and we are committed to providing exceptional volunteer experiences.

Stewardship – We believe we are responsible to our community and accountable to our donors, partner families, and volunteers. We are committed to excellence and the efficient use of our resources.

Non-Proselytizing Policy

While Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization, we will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat 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 adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

What We Do

Who We Serve

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need of decent housing to build and own affordable homes in safe communities.

Habitat homebuyers must earn between 30% and 80% of the Area Median Income and meet our eligibility requirements.

As active participants in building a better future for themselves, and their families, Habitat homebuyers make a minimal down payment and pay an affordable mortgage.

Partner families also attend classes in financial literacy and asset building, and participate in innovative programs such as Habitat Connects which provides post-purchase support for new homeowners.

At every stage of the program, partner families must be willing to work hard – knowing that everything they do serves their future.

Where We Build

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity serves all of Pierce County. Homes have been built in Tacoma, Midland, Tillicum, Gig Harbor and on the Key Peninsula.

Depending on availability of land, Habitat sometimes builds an neighborhood (5-30 homes) and other times we build single homes on scattered plots of land in existing neighborhoods.

You can learn more about our completed projects here.

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Every home changes a life.

"I am just happy that I am able to give my kids stability and a future. They’ll know this has been my room since I was two years old or thirteen years old. That’s just a dream come true: The American Dream."

Denise Nicole

Habitat Homeowner since 2018