History and Mission
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Habitat for Humanity builds simple houses with no-profit mortgages affordable to families with low incomes. Partner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into the building of their home and the homes of their neighbors, and connect with their community as they work side by side with volunteers.
“I see life as both a gift and a responsibility. My responsibility is to use what God has given me to help his people in need.” ―Millard Fuller
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was the first affiliate in Colorado founded in 1979. Today 27 affiliates are building safe, decent, affordable homes in 42 Colorado communities for hardworking, low income families. See where Habitat for Humanity is building in Colorado.
Founded by affiliates in 1992, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose purpose is to build the capacity of affiliates by increasing access to resources, facilitating communication between affiliates and the community, and providing statewide leadership toward the creation of thriving communities that support healthy families.
Together, the Habitat for Humanity family serves hundreds of Colorado families each year as we partner with them to build, renovate, and repair safe, decent, and affordable homes. In addition, we shelter hundreds more by participating in our global ministry through the tithe and Global Village.
Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.