Neighborhood Revitalization


Through the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, Habitat for Humanity will serve more families by responding to community needs with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships, enhancing the quality of life for all.

The housing need in the United States is significant—and growing.

According to The State of the Nation’s Housing 2010 (JCHS), roughly one in six Americans is in need of a decent, affordable place to live.

Our nationwide economic crisis is creating financial difficulties for entire communities. They face not only foreclosures, abandonment and home-maintenance issues, but also the variety of problems that surface as a result. In short, families and communities are suffering.

What role can Habitat for Humanity play in holistic—and significant—community revitalization, addressing not only housing needs but also residents’ quality of life?

The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative helps fulfill Habitat’s mission
Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative affiliates tailor work being done in each neighborhood to meet its specific needs
Habitat for Humanity is just one part of a community-wide solution


We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.