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Demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Advocate on behalf of those in need of decent shelter.
Focus on shelter by building simple, decent, affordable houses.
Engage broad community involvement through inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships.
Promote dignity through full partnership with Habitat homeowners & future homeowners.
Promote transformational and sustainable community development.
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Who Is Habitat?

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing throughout the world. Habitat works with all people to help make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Partnering with families, volunteers, donors and friends, we help provide decent, affordable housing.

To date, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 350,000 houses world-wide, providing more than 1.75 million people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.


Most of the house-building work is conducted by Habitat’s local affiliates, who serve in specific geographic areas. There are more than 1,700 affiliates in the United States and some 550 affiliates operating in other countries.

Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland Area began as a disaster office of Habitat for Humanity, Jackson, Mississippi, shortly after hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. In January 2008, we became an independent affiliate. So far, we've built more than 155 homes in Hancock County. In both 2009 and 2010 we were named "Affiliate of the Year" by Habitat for Humanity International. We are deeply grateful to the volunteers, donors partners and friends who've made this success possible.

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