We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
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.
homes built or rehabbed
volunteers each year
Our Local Habitat
Organized in the spring and incorporated on October 25th, 1990, the Ontario County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity is a fully autonomous, non-profit, tax-exempt organization which is responsible for its own fund raising.
The Board of Directors and officers are volunteers from several towns, various churches, and civic organizations throughout the area. Since 1990, Habitat volunteers and staff have worked in partnership with over 30 responsible low-income families to construct inexpensive but sturdy homes. Building sites are donated or purchased by Habitat. Through the generous support of volunteers, churches, and businesses who donate or help raise funds to purchase materials, tools, labor, and services we are able to work together with qualified families to help design and build a new home. Homeowners spend four hundred hours working on their Habitat house together with volunteers. When their home is completed, they purchase it from Habitat with an affordable mortgage and their payments enable Habitat to continue building houses for other people.
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through 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.
We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serve people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
About Habitat for Humanity
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 1,000,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 7 million people worldwide.
In the late 60’s, two unusual men Clarence Jordan and Millard Fuller came together to begin a mutual dream of “partnership housing.” Their basic premise was, “what the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co-workers.
In September of 1976, Fuller called together a group of committed Christians to discuss the future of this dream. Habitat for Humanity as an organization was born at this meeting. If you would like to visit Habitat for Humanity’s International website, please click here.
Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations 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.