Who we are and what we do
“All God’s people deserve a simple, decent place to live.”
In 1976, Millard Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity with those words. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh is one of over 2,300 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing ministry in over 100 countries, working to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. The Pittsburgh Habitat affiliate works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with God’s people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow. This ambitious mission is made manageable by the efforts of tens of thousands of people worldwide; most of who are volunteers. To see a map of our affiliate’s service area, which includes the greater Pittsburgh area and most of Allegheny County, please click HERE.
A Focus on Neighborhoods
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh’s mission is the elimination of substandard housing in Allegheny County and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh brings people together to build and rehabilitate homes, supporting communities, and spreading hope.
Since 1986, almost 100 families, who were living in substandard conditions, have moved into their own homes. Our building neighborhoods in Pittsburgh include East Liberty, North Side, and Hill District; in Allegheny County – Braddock, Duquesne, Etna, Homestead, McKees Rocks, North Braddock, Rankin, and Wilkinsburg. Pittsburgh Habitat will consider other areas depending upon site control and the ability to build several houses within the same community. HFHGP works in partnership with volunteers and low-income families in need, to build homes, which are then purchased by these families through no-profit, no-interest mortgages.