Our Mission & Vision

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry uniting volunteers and local investors with qualified families to build safe, stable and affordable homes in the Greater Fort Wayne area. We seek to put God’s love into action by providing hardworking families a chance at homeownership. This not only helps to serve a growing need for affordable housing, but has a positive impact for generations to come, both for those individual families and our whole community.

Established locally in 1986 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne completed its first home for a family in 1987. The affiliate has since provided affordable homeownership to more than 244 families in Allen, Huntington, and Wells counties.

Who We Serve

Habitat homeowners are hardworking, low- to moderate-income individuals and families who qualify based on their need, ability to pay and willingness to partner.

How We Work

Habitat GFW is a nonprofit developer and homebuilder working alongside future homeowners, community donors and volunteers to provide hardworking families the opportunity to build equity, financial stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership and financial education.

Why Homeownership Matters in Fort Wayne

Even in the affordable Greater Fort Wayne area, safe, stable homes are becoming more difficult for low- to moderate-income families to sustainably afford. And yet studies continue to show the long-term positive impacts of homeownership on families’ health, education and financial successes on the adults and their children as well. Habitat GFW is working to ensure our whole community reaps the rewards of that impact for generations to come.

OUR IMPACT

YEARS

Serving the Greater Fort Wayne area

FAMILIES

Served with affordable homeownership over the last 33 years

FAMILIES

Served globally through international tithe

Habitat for Humanity International Mission & Vision

Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

*Non-proselytizing policy:  Habitat for Humanity will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat 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.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.