Habitat for Humanity offers a creative route to the provision of affordable homes in the UK which centres around the values we have as a charity. Now known as Habitat for Humanity Homes, this London affiliate was founded in 1996 (under the name Southwark Habitat for Humanity). We have since built or refurbished over 65 affordable homes, and impacted over 400 people living in supported accommodation by improving the environments in which they live.
We also have a wide international focus through our Slough office – for more information on this work please visit their website (www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk).
Building hope, building homes
In the UK we have three main areas of work:
- New Builds – We have built a variety of new build affordable homes for sale or rent using a variety of approaches, including self-build, volunteering and trainees.
- Empty Homes – We offer a complete service to the home owner, repair the property to a decent habitable standard and then rent it via a housing association at an affordable rate to those in housing need.
- Community Projects – Working with volunteers to improve accommodation belonging to other charities who work with disadvantaged groups such as people in housing need, the disabled and the homeless.