OUR VISION

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Your Smith County Habitat is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-income, working families the hope and transforming experience of home ownership. By joining together as neighbors, we can change the future of families in need and give their children a fair chance for a life of hope.

Smith County Habitat for Humanity offers this dream to those who would otherwise not be able to afford a home of their own. The new home owners help to build the house alongside many dedicated volunteers in the community. Habitat sells the house to the home owner at cost and finances the mortgage at zero interest.

OUR MISSION

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

OUR MISSION PRINCIPLES

Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

 

We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.

 

 Focus on shelter.

 

We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.

 

Advocate for affordable housing.

 

In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.

 

 Promote dignity and hope.

 

We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.

 

Support sustainable and transformational development.

 

We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Working Together In Our Community

Habitat creates a stable environment for families. Local churches, businesses, individuals, foundations and civic organizations work together in our community to make this dream come true. But that’s not all we do. Your Smith County Habitat makes critical repairs on the homes of low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Last year, we completed 150 critical repair projects locally. In our “A Brush With Kindness” program, we paint the exterior of homes, thus revitalizing entire neighborhoods.

You Can Make A Difference

Be involved in this great endeavor! Join us as neighbors by making a monetary contribution, swinging a hammer, or wielding a paintbrush. Together, we can help families improve their housing, climb out of poverty and change their future by providing hope.

Your Smith County Habitat is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.