A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
WHY HABITAT IS NEEDED
Housing must become a priority! The percentage of people without access to decent and stable housing is rising. Increasing the housing supply across the globe is essential. Therefore, adequate housing is vitally important to the health of the world’s economies, communities, and populations.
To succeed in the fight against poverty we must support the expansion of housing both as policy and as practice. In Jefferson County, there is an estimated 15.4% of the population living below the poverty level. Lewis County has an estimated 13.5%. Sub-standard and unsafe housing conditions lead to increases in illness, injuries, and financial burdens.
The world is experiencing a global housing crisis. Event more by 2020 it is estimated the world population will reach almost 1 billion. It is noteworthy to say that lack of clean water and sanitation claim the lives of more than 1.8 million young children every year. In the United States alone 48.5 million people are living in poverty. Because minimum wage is not keeping up with the rising cost of living many workers are struggling to afford decent housing. Decent affordable, and stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head. It provides:
- Stability for families and children
- A sense of dignity and pride
- Good health, physical safety and security
About Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity
Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity (TIAHFH) is part of a global, non profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. TIAHFH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide. And we do this by:
- Constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes
- Advocating for fair and just housing policies
- 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.
All Are Welcome
TIAHFH has an open-door policy to all who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live. Regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions, we welcome you.
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 3 million people worldwide.