Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a nonprofit, ecumenical housing ministry founded in 1976 by Linda and Millard Fuller to show the love of Christ in action by eliminating substandard housing and homelessness from the face of the earth. Believing that “everyone who gets sleepy at night deserves a simple, decent place to lay their head” has led HFH to build 300,000 houses around the world, providing decent shelter for more than 1,000,000 people. Using volunteer labor and as many donated materials as possible, we invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Mission: Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization which works in partnership with businesses, churches, foundations, clubs and individuals to provide simple, decent shelter to God’s people in need. Dorchester Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of HFHI.
Goal: To eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Dorchester County, break the cycle of poverty fostered by inadequate housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
History: Embracing the vision of no more shacks, no more overcrowded apartments, no more unsafe mobile homes, the Dorchester Habitat for Humanity (DHH) affiliate opened in 1993 to serve Dorchester County, S.C. By the end of 2008 it had housed 30 families who earn between 35 and 60% of the Area Median Income. A new Habitat ReStore opened in July 2008 as an investment in building more houses in the future. Homesites are now in Summerville and St. George.