who we are
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh is a non-profit providing decent, affordable homes to local, limited-income families.
Our mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope in Allegheny County. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Through Habitat Pittsburgh's programs, local families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through homeownership. Habitat Pittsburgh offers both homeownership opportunities and home repair services, learn more about applying.
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Pittsburgh has been called one of America’s “most livable cities.” But who is our community the most livable for?
Despite Pittsburgh’s incredible progress, our area’s residents are currently in need of over 15,000 affordable homes. Housing costs can be an unbearable burden for families with a limited income. To afford just a standard one-bedroom rental unit, someone earning minimum wage must work nearly 80 hours a week. Habitat Pittsburgh is working to eliminate the barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life by making homeownership affordable for limited income families. Learn more about the need for affordable housing in Allegheny County.
With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save money, invest in education, pursue opportunity, and enjoy more financial stability. Learn more about our impact.
Families apply to our Homeownership Program. Families must currently be living in substandard housing, have a steady income, and be willing to partner with Habitat Pittsburgh. Are you interested in homeownership? Learn more about applying.
Sponsors and donors contribute financial resources which allow us to purchase the tools and materials necessary to build or rehabilitate a home. You can be a part of this vital work by donating today.
Houses or empty lots are donated or purchased by Habitat Pittsburgh, materials are gathered and construction begins. Learn more about making a tax-deductible donation, of land, property, or building materials.
Volunteers help build homes alongside families currently in the program and Habitat Pittsburgh construction supervisors. No previous experience or skill is required. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Future homeowners in the program prepare for homeownership by completing financial literacy classes to help them manage debt and budget for the future. Families also complete 350 hours of work alongside volunteers on their future homes. Learn more about what it takes to own a Habitat Pittsburgh home.
Homes are sold to families through an affordable, 30-year, no-interest mortgage.
The cycle repeats. Homeowner mortgages are invested in future Habitat Pittsburgh homeownership projects, helping even more limited-income families in our community.