About Us

Hawaii Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1996, Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association, Inc. (Hawaii Habitat) is the State Support Organization for the five local Habitat for Humanity affiliates or community-level offices that act in partnership and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Hawaii Habitat is also a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) working to promote economic development in Hawaii. See more CDFIs in Hawaii

What We Do

  • Make construction loans via the revolving loan program to Habitat affiliates in Hawaii
  • Partner with area businesses, landowners, and local and state governments
  • Advocate for affordable housing
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Support local Habitat affiliates through our CDFI

Meet Our Staff & Board

Our Vision

“A world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Founder

The idea that became Habitat for Humanity first grew from the fertile soil of Koinonia Farm, a community farm outside of Americus, Georgia, that was founded by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan. On the farm, Jordan and Habitat’s eventual founders, Millard and Linda Fuller, developed the concept of “partnership housing” in 1968. 

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Our 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. 

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Our Partners & Supporters

Hawaii Habitat is able to successfully support its Local Affiliates through the partnership and support of other organizations in Hawaii. Our partners and supporters include:

Have more questions about Habitat for Humanity in Hawaii? See our Frequently Asked Questions