Mission & History
All Are Welcome
Habitat Greensboro has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. Habitat Greensboro welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. 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.
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.
FAITH: We value our Christian foundation while we welcome and serve those of all faiths and beliefs.
RELATIONSHIPS: We value partnering with homeowners, volunteers, donors, and the community to transform lives, strengthen families, and help break the cycle of poverty.
EXCELLENCE: We value building quality affordable housing, utilizing best practices, and continuously seeking innovative ways to achieve our mission.
STEWARDSHIP: We value being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us and operating with ethical standards, transparency, and the highest level of accountability.
COMPASSION: We value having a caring heart for those we serve, for those with whom we work, and for those who serve Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro.
Habitat Greensboro was formed in 1987 by four Christians in response to their Habitat experience in Peru. As one of our founders says: “Time, sweat, perseverance and love have developed the vision into a successful organization and community.” They built five homes that first year, and quickly expanded to build 10 homes annually.
Twenty-seven years later, Habitat Greensboro has expanded to almost 6,000 volunteers and 30 staff who build, renovate and provide critical repairs to 30 to 35 homes each year.
We have big plans for 2015 and beyond. We’re striving to build more quality, energy-efficient homes for hardworking families, to create thriving neighborhoods, and to strengthen families in the process.
The most important part of our future? You.
There are many ways you can get involved in our mission and support Habitat.