Helping people in need in the Upper Valley
Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of
Habitat for Humanity International, an inclusive,
ecumenical ministry with the goal of providing simple, decent,
affordable home ownership for deserving families in our community who
could not otherwise afford to buy a home.
The power of home ownership
We believe that achieving home ownership is one of the single most
valuable steps that a family can take to work themselves into a firm footing
from which they can then thrive on their own.
Neighbors helping neighbors
Houses are built by community volunteers, with many local
vendors providing free or deeply discounted materials and services.
A selected family agrees to contribute at least 500 hours
of work in the building of their house. The work of their whole family (and their
relatives, friends and co-workers) is counted in this sweat
A hand up, not a hand-out
Our homes are sold to the family at the actual cost of the house, with no profit,
and with a zero interest mortgage. The homeowner repays the mortgage, providing us with funds to continue our homebuilding activities.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes,
communities and hope.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity 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. In short, Habitat 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.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and
has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than
3 million people worldwide.