about us

By mobilizing communities, we build homes to provide working, lower income families with a solid foundation for better, healthier lives.

At Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a safe, decent place to call home.

our mission

why it matters

We each have need of food, clothing, education, medical care, and companionship; but first, we must have a place to live and grow.

Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity co-founder
7 Years Average wait time for affordable housing in Toronto, York Region, Brampton and Caledon.*
115,000+ Households in GTA waiting for affordable housing*:

how it all works

Habitat for Humanity GTA is one of 1,400 affiliates worldwide working to build safe, decent, and affordable homes for families. Every year, we partner with communities to help working, lower income families in the GTA achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

It starts with good folks like you – generous, groups and individuals who want to make a difference in their community by…

Volunteering Time
Giving Money
Donating Stuff

…giving a hand up to working, lower income families by helping build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

We provide a unique “Habitat for Humanity mortgage” that makes home ownership affordable for lower income families. Instead of a cash down payment, families provide “sweat equity” of 500 volunteer hours helping build their home and the homes of others. Mortgage payments are calculated annually, so that shelter costs are never more than 30% of household income. As soon as a family starts to pay off their mortgage, we put those dollars to work helping us build the next home for the next family.

Donating, shopping or volunteering at Habitat ReStore also helps us build homes.

how it all works

Habitat for Humanity GTA is one of 1,400 affiliates worldwide working to build safe, decent, and affordable homes for families. Every year, we partner with communities to help working, lower income families in the GTA achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

It starts with good folks like you – generous, groups and individuals who want to make a difference in their community by…

Volunteering Time
Giving Money
Donating Stuff

…giving a hand up to working, lower income families by helping build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Donating, shopping or volunteering at Habitat ReStore also helps us build homes.

We provide a unique “Habitat for Humanity mortgage” that makes home ownership affordable for lower income families. Instead of a cash down payment, families provide “sweat equity” of 500 volunteer hours helping build their home and the homes of others. Mortgage payments are calculated annually, so that shelter costs are never more than 30% of household income. As soon as a family starts to pay off their mortgage, we put those dollars to work helping us build the next home for the next family.

our impact in 2017

With the help of 8,800+ volunteers
and the support of donors like you
with contributions of approx. $6.9M from our ReStores

Habitat for Humanity GTA was able to house 25 families in 2017. Since 1988, we’ve built homes for more than 360 families, including 1,000 children, in need of safe, decent, and affordable places to live.

learn about our 2016 impact in our annual report

where we're building today

With the help of thousands of passionate volunteers, Habitat for Humanity GTA builds affordable homes year-round in partnership with communities in Brampton, Caledon, Toronto and York Region.