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At Habitat for Humanity, we believe in a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

We work in partnership with families to build or improve a place they can call home. Access to safe housing provides more than a roof overhead. It means safety and security. It offers children a space to study, is instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of families, acts as a base to start a thriving home enterprise and provides a solid foundation to break the cycle of poverty.

The building of safe and decent homes forms part of our broader community development program that also addresses disaster risk reduction, water, sanitation and hygiene, urban development, land tenure, market development and advocacy.

In Australia, our domestic programs are delivered through our state partners and focus on helping vulnerable families access affordable housing solutions.

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Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sulawesi, Indonesia who were hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Sept 28. Waves of up to 6 metres hammered the coastline, causing massive destruction. It is now clear that Habitat’s response to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia will be significant. The […]

World’s most vulnerable: Phoun

Phoun and her husband live in this unstable thatched house made from woven palm leaves which they built with their own hands.

World’s most vulnerable: Lomail and Simon from Fiji

Your support helps those who have lost everything…like Lomail and Simon from Fiji.