What we do

Home > What we do

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.

Find out more about our work

Help us build a better tomorrow

Read our stories

Rampati’s story

Rampati and her husband dreamt that they would earn enough money for their three daughters to go to school, but two and a half years ago things changed. Rampati’s husband worked away from home and would come back to see the family every few months. On one of these visits, he was brutally attacked and […]

Lalita’s story

Lalita is 72 years old and lives alone in a shelter scrambled together with tarpaulin and branches that she had found locally. In 2017 she was swept away by a huge flood, but was luckily saved by her neighbors. “My only request is to build a house with a higher plinth level so when I […]

The biggest smile in Cambodia

Each day we would be met at the bottom of the bus stairs with a beaming smile from ear to ear. Peou and her daughter Mariya would be there to greet us to say ‘Choum Reap Sor’ with hands together as a sign of respect. Their arms would be outstretched to offer their help carrying […]