Our Commitment to Racial Equality
Habitat was founded in the belief and fierce commitment to the equality of all people and its unfailing devotion to the creation of opportunity for all. The founding principles of racial justice, equal access to affordable housing, and advocacy against systemic racism continue to be the core of our work over four decades later.
“Habitat is more than a housing nonprofit. It’s a vision of a world where we share one humanity. Habitat for Humanity was born on a farm in South Georgia on the theory of radical inclusivity, at a time when inclusivity was seen by some as an existential threat. It’s a vision of a world we still believe in and fight to build every day.” – Jonathan Reckford, CEO Habitat for Humanity International
Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County has built homes with partner families because we believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Bold actions speak, and we invite you to join us, working together, side by side for all people in need of decent affordable housing.
-Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County Board of Directors