We Build Homes and Hope in the Nation’s Capital.

We at Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) believe that all of our neighbors deserve safe, decent homes they can afford.  That’s why we partner with volunteers and donors to build affordable homes for low-income, working families.

As rents continue to rise in Washington, affordable housing is becoming increasingly scarce.  High housing cost burdens often force low-income families to make difficult decisions, such as whether to buy nutritious meals for their children or to turn on the heat during cold winter months.  DC Habitat works to alleviate these burdens by offering families “a hand up” to affordable home ownership.

Habitat homes offer more than a roof and walls — they offer hope:  Hope that children will grow up safely; hope that home equity earned will help pay for higher education; hope for a better life.

Ribbon Cutting at DC Habitat Home

Ribbon Cutting at DC Habitat Home

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live

Our Mission

To reduce poverty housing and homelessness in the nation’s capital by building decent, affordable, energy-efficient homes for those in need; DC Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Non-proselytizing policy:  Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize, nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.