A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Habitat for Humanity of Craven County
Habitat for Humanity of Craven County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Craven County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Humanity of Craven Co. is a 501c3 NC Non-profit organization. Since 1989, we have constructed 66 housing units in New Bern and Havelock, and we have begun to expand to other areas of the County. In addition, we have impacted the lives of 110 adults and over 120 children.
All funds raised in Craven County stay in Craven County except for our tithe amounts to HFH International. Tithes to HFH International are used to further our mission worldwide. Our tithes have provided 43 families worldwide with simple, decent, and affordable housing. The average home price in the US is $78,000 and the rest of the world is about $4,900 International donations have a greater effect on more families.
The most stabilizing factor in any family is a home. The most stabilizing factor in any neighborhood is homeownership. Habitat homeowners annually contribute over $24,000 in property taxes. In turn, our home ownership program has created a committed class of homeowners, who continually take an active role in the development and protection of their respective neighborhoods.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has 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.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 6 million people worldwide.