Mission and Vision

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Work

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

About Habitat for Humanity of Oregon

Founded in 1995 through a covenant between Habitat for Humanity International and local Habitat organizations, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon works alongside the offices of dedicated staff and volunteers building and repairing homes across our state. We help advance homeownership throughout Oregon by supporting affiliates in the following areas:

  • Training and technical assistance for Habitat staff
  • Fundraising and lending to fuel the work of Habitat in communities statewide
  • Public policy and advocacy work toward our vision that every Oregonian has a safe and stable place to call home
  • Disaster resilience, response and recovery support as Habitat staff stabilize their organizations and local communities through tumultuous times
  • The increasingly important work of advancing racial equity and housing justice throughout our state and beyond

Affirming Habitat Oregon's Commitment to Equity

Building household stability and prosperity in diverse communities across Oregon is at the heart of our mission, programs and actions. We believe that access to resources and opportunity is the means to an economically vibrant and just society. We embrace diversity among all peoples, and believe in creating environments and spaces where every person is welcomed, respected and valued. We acknowledge historical and contemporary injustices and will work towards reversing them and preventing their future occurrences. We believe in the targeted investment of resources and services in proportion to the need in communities, particularly those that have been harmed by racism in our society’s laws, policies, institutions and culture.

In order to secure housing justice for all, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon will continue to reflect, learn and work to promote positive transformation. With courage, compassion, humility and accountability as our guiding values, we commit to building power and opportunities for all people in need of stable, healthy and affordable homes.

Read more about our commitment to equity

All Are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity of Oregon works under 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.