About Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley

Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley is part of a global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.  Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley 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.

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All Are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley has an open-door policy: all who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are invited to help with our 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 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.

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Our Beginnings

Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley has helped build, renovate and repair 216 decent, affordable houses that shelter more than 246 families locally. Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which was founded by Millard Fuller in Americus, GA, USA in 1976. Habitat for Humanity International has sheltered more than 3 million people, providing more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses worldwide.

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