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.
Habitat for Humanity Lockport, Inc. is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity Lockport, Inc. 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. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity Lockport, Inc. 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.
More about us...
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry with the mission of providing decent, affordable housing in partnership with families of modest income. The homeowner partners sign a covenant agreeing to provide 500 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build the homes they buy from the organization.
Habitat operates on the “Economics of Jesus”. Local affiliates of the worldwide organization collect no interest and earn no profit from the families they provide with decent affordable housing. Because Habitat collects no interest, the monthly mortgage payment plus whatever tax escrow payment is needed means the average Habitat family has a monthly payment of under $500, usually less than a rent payment. Because there is no interest, 100% of the mortgage payment itself is applied toward equity in the home, and Habitat then re-invests the proceeds in the building of additional homes.
Virtually all of the local contributions to Habitat Lockport go to work building homes locally, with one notable exception: the local affiliate contributes financially to the work of Habitat International each time a home is dedicated here. That allows the organization to build as many as seven homes overseas for each one done in Eastern Niagara County.
Habitat Lockport was founded by local volunteers in 1996 and has completed 12 homes in Easter Niagara County since. Habitat welcomes gifts of cash, building materials or real properties where its volunteers might build a new home or rehabilitate an existing one for a future partner family.
Habitat International began its ecumenical Christian housing ministry in 1976. Since then, more than 100-thousand homes have been built or rehabilitated in some 70 countries around the world. Habitat is looking for families who would like to live in their own home.
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.