About Us

Mission Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live

Habitat for Humanity in the Greater Boston Area

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, Inc. is a Massachusetts charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to building simple low-cost homes by forming partnerships with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty and contributes to pride in families and communities.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and dedicated to ending poverty housing throughout the world as a matter of justice, mercy, compassion and humility.

Our Program

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money, land, and materials, Habitat Greater Boston builds or rehabilitates simple, decent houses. Families are selected based on their level of need, willingness to partner, and ability to repay a mortgage. They complete 300 hours of sweat equity by helping to construct their future home or working in other capacities alongside staff, volunteers, and sponsors. They also participate in homeowner education classes, like financial management and estate planning. Qualified families purchase Habitat homes with no down payment and pay an interest free mortgage to Habitat, which enables them to afford owning their own home. For additional information on owning a home, please click here.

Habitat Greater Boston is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Our projects are funded primarily by private donations from individuals, community groups, corporations, charities, foundations, schools, and religious organizations.

Celebrating 25 Years: 1987-2012

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston celebrates 25 years of helping families in the Boston area realize the dream of homeownership. Our philosophy is simple, we provide a hand-up, not a hand-out to families in need of new or improved housing. In our first 25 years, we have served more than 100 families. Join our efforts today to help an even greater number of families.


Service Area

We serve the following Greater Boston areas: Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Dover, Everett, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Needham, Newton, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn. If you live outside of our service area, please contact your local affiliate.