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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 Espanola Valley & Los Alamos
Habitat for Humanity EVLA 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 (Name) 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 EVLA 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.
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.
How it’s possible
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner (partner) families. *Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor(sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. * Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable mortgages at no interest. * The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses!
Where does Habitat for Humanity operate?
*Locally, YOU have a Habitat for Humanity Affiliate *Espanola Valley & Los Alamos, Inc. became a Habitat Affiliate Sept. of 1994. *We have completed 10 New Habitat Houses and 50 major home repairs. *Started A Brush with Kindness exterior affordable home improvement program, as of May 2012! *The ReStore AND Thrift Shop accept donations of building materials, household goods, clothing, furniture and more! We are able to give you a tax receipt. *Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat! Our ReStore and Thrift Shop operations, committee activities and construction would not be possible without those of you who donate so generously of your time, finances and items. Help is needed right here in your community. Consider volunteering. Call, stop by or visit us on the web.