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Mission & History

Who We Are

Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Principles

  1. Demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ

    We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus and believe that we must be the "hands and feet" of that love and grace in our world.

  2. Focus On Shelter

    We put faith into action by helping to build and renovate homes as well as by partnering with others to broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.

  3. Advocate for Affordable Housing

    We promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community's commitment to housing as a basic human right.

  4. Promote Dignity & Hope

    We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. When people have decent, affordable places to live every person is able to contribute to their community in a meaningful and faithful way.

  5. Support Sustainable & Transformational Development

    We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic, and spiritual change within a community. 

History

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.  Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem—to provide decent housing for all. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired over 1 million homes, serving more than 5 million people worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County was founded by a group of concerned citizens in 1991 to address housing needs in the county.  Later that year the first home was completed and since that time Habitat Catoosa has built 17 homes in Catoosa County.  In 2011 Habitat Catoosa, along with other local and outside organizations, volunteered their time and effort into rebuilding Catoosa County after a devastating tornado.  Due to this combination of organizations Catoosa was rebuilt and out of that disaster new cooperation was born in the county.  Today HFHCC continues their mission to provide decent homes for county citizens most in need.  

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