Our MissionSeeking to put God's love into action, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Our VisionA world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian ministry whose purpose is to build homes and improve communities in partnership with low income families in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Since we started, over 1,000 families have purchased homes through our programs.
Habitat builds energy efficient, quality homes and sells them to eligible low income families at cost with a no interest loan. Our homes are not given away. We make no profit on the homes we build and mortgage payments are used to build more homes.
We are able to build these homes through the use of donations, in-kind gifts and volunteer labor. Our volunteer teams unite young and old; black and white; skilled and non-skilled; military and civilian; and wealthy and needy to build homes, communities, and hope.
Partner families qualify for the homebuyer program based on their need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. Our homeowners complete 200 hours of their own labor – sweat equity – and other requirements as well as pay for their homes and all upkeep. By contributing sweat equity hours, homeowners are vested in their home and neighborhood.
Pensacola Habitat is made up of over 40 dedicated staff members who support the efforts of over 3,500 volunteers annually. We rely on volunteers’ help building homes; recommending and mentoring partner families; fundraising; providing administrative support; working at the ReStore; and much more. With their help we continue to work towards our mission of building homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity offers a long-term solution, not a quick-fix, to the problem of affordable housing. The organization makes homeownership possible for families who would not otherwise qualify for a conventional mortgage. In the process of building new homes, Habitat has cleaned up lots previously used for illegal dumping and has torn down dilapidated structures, making neighborhoods safer and cleaner.