Habitat Gaston Mission / Habitat International Mission
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat Gaston Vision / Habitat International Vision
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat Gaston’s Guiding Principles:
- Demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.
- Advocate on behalf of those in need of decent shelter.
- Focus on shelter by building and renovating simple affordable houses.
- Engage community members through inclusive leadership and diverse partnerships.
A Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity on which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.
A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability — and financial flexibility — to make forward-looking choices.
Through shelter, we empower. A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability.
Buying a Habitat Home Takes Hard Work
Homeowner candidates contribute “sweat equity” building their home and the homes of others in partnership with volunteers and contractors. In addition, Habitat homeowners participate in a series of educational classes designed to prepare candidates for successful homeownership. Rather than a “hand-out” a Habitat home is truly a “hand-up”, allowing homebuyers to build skills for a solid future.
Promote transformational and sustainable community development.