About

Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.​

Our Mission

Creating a more compassionate and just world, Habitat for Humanity Tucson brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life.

We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers an innovative solution to the crisis of affordable housing by giving a hand up, not a hand out.

We accomplish our mission by building and repairing homes in partnership with the community and local families. We value inclusiveness and win/win partnerships, respect for the dignity of each person, and a commitment to deliver a strong return on the community’s investment in our work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Habitat for Humanity a Christian organization?

Yes, we are a global nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background.

 

All are welcome

Habitat has an open-door policy: All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. We have a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

 

We are driven by the desire to give tangible expression to the love of God through the work of eliminating poverty housing.

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH 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.

How do I count my donation as a tax deduction?
Our drivers will provide you with the necessary paperwork when they come to pick up your donation. If you are unable to be present for your pickup, please let us know in advance an appropriate place to put the receipt at the pickup location. Legally, Habitat cannot appraise your donation(s), so all donors must fill out an estimated value for their donation(s) on the receipt. Please keep in mind that you are required by law to fill out IRS Form 8283 for any donation you value at $500 or more. Any donation with a total value of $5,000 or more must also be professionally appraised.
Does the HabiStore repair donated items and materials?

Unfortunately, we currently do not have the resources to repair or touch up items, which is why we can only accept lightly used donations that are in good, working condition.

How are HabiStore prices set?

At 50-70% below retail prices.

Where do my HabiStore donations go?

All donations go directly to the HabiStore to be sold to the general public. All funds raised by the HabiStore are given to the local affiliate.

Why don’t you put my couch in a Habitat house?

We cannot use most items donated directly in Habitat houses because we build so many and we have to keep the process standardized.

Who do I call if I want to schedule a donation pickup?

Call the HabiStore’s Donation Hotline or schedule online.

Does the HabiStore pick up items?

The HabiStoreStore picks up large items such as sofas and large appliances. To find out more, call the donation hotline or visit the website.

Can I get help loading an item?

Of course! Just ask our cashier for assistance.

Can you hold an item for me?

We can hold an item for 3 days after purchase.

Are prices negotiable?

Sorry, our prices are firm. But look for discounts on the colored price tags.

What is a HabiStore? (known as ReStore for other Habitat Affiliates)

A HabiStore/ReStore is a store that takes donations of new and used items from companies and individuals, and resells those items to the public. All proceeds benefit the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

Why doesn’t Habitat buy foreclosed homes?
We have purchased a few foreclosed homes and will continue to be open to opportunities as they arise. We currently have commitments to future homebuyers, our funders and neighborhoods to construct new homes that we need to fulfill, and the availability of cash limits the number of projects we can undertake at this time.
I’m being evicted, can you help?

Unfortunately, Habitat for Humanity Tucson only has resources to build a certain number of homes each year. Those homes are paired months before their completion with a qualified Habitat homeowner.

We encourage anyone interested in owning a Habitat home to attend an orientation. For more information about applying for a Habitat Home please visit our Apply for a Habitat Home page.  You may also find other organizations who could help on our Other Resources page.

I know someone who needs help fixing their house. Can you help?

We have a Home Repair program that helps older homes with minor to critical home repairs.

Qualifying homeowners can receive services to help lower utility costs and make homes safer, more comfortable places to live.

Please visit our Neighborhood Partnership page for information.

Do I have to have good credit?

During the application and selection process, each applicant’s income will be considered. The applicant needs to have a steady source of income. They must be able to pay a monthly mortgage and their credit history needs to indicate this. Habitat homeowners are responsible for their monthly mortgage payment, property taxes, insurance and homeowner association fees.

Please visit the Apply for a Home page for more information.

Are Habitat houses free?

No, families who qualify purchase the homes with a 0% interest mortgage which helps to maintain affordability. The homeowner’s monthly mortgage payments are paid to Habitat and are then reinvested in future homes and generations. Homeowners are also required to pay a modest down payment.

For more information about applying for a Habitat home, click here.

How can I get a house?

Habitat for Humanity Tucson is an equal opportunity housing provider and complies with federal local regulations regarding housing discrimination. We consider applicants without regard to race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, age, physical ability, religion, marital or family status, or because all or part of an applicant’s income is derived from public assistance programs.

All Habitat homeowners must meet preset criteria based on their housing and financial need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat and our program requirements before they can buy a home.

Homeowners are required to pay a modest down payment, in addition to volunteering 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’ per adult per home.

Anyone interested in applying for a home should attend an information session prior to applying. Please visit our Apply for a Habitat Home page for more information.

What does Habitat for Humanity Tucson do?

Habitat for Humanity Tucson works to end poverty housing by creating opportunities for homeownership in partnership with low-income families, and by making safe, decent, affordable shelter a matter of community conscience and action. Simply put, we help individuals and families achieve strength and stability through shelter.

Habitat homes are built through partnerships with the local government, foundations, corporations, faith groups and individuals. Families purchase Habitat homes with an affordable mortgage. The homeowner’s monthly payments are paid to Habitat. These proceeds are then reinvested in future homes and generations.

Leadership and Board Members

Our talented and trusted leadership team is united in a shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Reports and Financials

For a current report about Habitat Tucson’s goals, our strategy and capacity for achieving them and how we measure our success, please click the button below.

Employment Opportunities

At Habitat Tucson, we believe our ultimate success is dependent on our commitment to providing excellent service and value to our community.
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