of Southwest Montana
66 W. Park Street, Suite 211
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 782-5168 (fax)
Our Vision: A World Where Everyone Has a Decent Place to Live
What's New? || Our Board of Directors || What Are We Trying to Do? || How Can I Apply to Get a Habitat House? ||
How Can I Volunteer? || The Smith Family House/Downey Family Sponsorship
- What's Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana?
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization.
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
Three factors make Habitat houses affordable to low-income people worldwide:
Houses are sold at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage. Homeowners and volunteers build the houses under trained supervision. Individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide financial support.
Habitat for Humanity's work is organized at the local level by more than 1,900 affiliates worldwide. Affiliates coordinate house building and select partner families. Homeowner families are chosen according to their need; their ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest mortgage; and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate according to race, religion or ethnic group. To learn more, visit their main web site at www.habitat.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
To get the latest details about our projects, visit our What's New? section.
We have worked hard since 1994 to gather the resources and the local talent to bring decent affordable housing to those willing to work hard and invest of themselves to break the cycle of need that traps too many Americans in sub-standard housing.
We are a mature affiliate, having partnered to complete more than 40 homes, but we have much more to do to ensure that everyone who wants to become a Habitat partner and is qualified for a Habitat home can participate in the program.
We have a long way to go but our path is clear. We know it will require many new hands and hearts. Luckily, our communities are blessed with an abundance of strong hands and big hearts. We hope that we can count yours among them.