Our Mission and Vision
- Advocacy for fair housing policies and eradication of substandard housing
- The importance of faith
- Tithing in support of international housing
- Inclusion and diversity
- Excellence in home construction and volunteer experiences
- Respect and gratitude for those who give and those who receive
- Environmental and financial sustainability
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent affordable place to live are welcome to help with our work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any other distinctions. In short, Habitat OC welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put love and faith into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.