“Habitat for Humanity is propelled by a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We devote ourselves to creating that world because we believe everyone — every single one of us, regardless of who we are or where we come from — deserves a dignified life and the opportunity for a better future.
But believing is not enough. So we build.
We build houses — and through those houses, we build the strength, stability and self-reliance that families need in order to achieve a better life. That better life is our primary goal. So when we build houses, we also build bridges between people of diverse backgrounds. We build paths to more connected communities. We build ways for all people to come together and share in the creation of a new world.”
Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International
We are committed to bringing people together to provide decent shelter, improve livelihoods and reduce housing poverty for low-income families
Founded in 1996, Habitat for Humanity South Africa NCP is dedicated to the long-term development and sustainability of South Africa’s low-income housing sector and is focused on building thriving communities. With the support of active citizens and stakeholder partners, communities are empowered through enhancing leadership capacity, skills development training and fostering self-belief to take the lead in their own sustainable development. As an affiliate organisation, Habitat for Humanity SA obtains advice, services and funding from Habitat for Humanity International.
A South Africa where everyone has a decent place to live
Seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope
Our Value Proposition
Bringing people together to provide decent shelter, improve livelihoods and reduce housing poverty for low-income families.
HFHSA subscribes to the following principles, which must underpin every area of our work. They are pillars that anchor our programs and activities.
Demonstrate the love of Jesus
Focus on shelter
Advocate for affordable housing
Promote dignity and hope
Support sustainable and transformational development
What Drives Us
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve a decent life. We deserve strength and stability.
Currently South Africa is one of the world’s most unequal societies with approximately 12 million South Africans living in extreme poverty. The current housing backlog is in excess of two million units despite the delivery of over 4 million housing units and opportunities through various government subsidy programmes since 1994. High rates of urbanisation, population growth, financial constraints and rising development costs have made it impossible to keep pace with the demand for housing. There is an urgent need to address shelter poverty and livelihoods in an innovative and sustainable manner.
At Habitat for Humanity SA, this is what unites us.