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.
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.
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.
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:
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