“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
Habitat was born in a place marked by its fierce commitment to the equality of all people and its unfailing devotion to the creation of opportunity for all. The founding principle of radical inclusivity is just as true today as it was four decades ago and will always be central to our work as we build for a more just future.
At Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, we strive to build communities where everyone can thrive. We believe in a world where everyone – regardless of their race or faith – has a decent place to call home.
For 25 years, our local organization has helped build that community working alongside diverse people from every walk of life. We believe that everyone deserves a safe home that can serve as a foundation for education, professional achievement and personal growth for themselves and their families.
We will continue to be a catalyst for change and create housing that supports all families and communities. We hope that you will join us in being change agents in our community.
If we do not show up for racial justice, the work we have done in the affordable housing sector will be in vain. We stand together, as partners for change.
As a Habitat supporter, you care deeply about your community. You care about your neighbors. Join us now. Put your values into action to build a community where everyone can thrive.
Forbes: “A Look at Housing Inequality & Racism in the U.S.”
NPR: “A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America”
Habitat Int’l: “Wherever We Work, Habitat for Humanity has Always Sought Inclusivity”
June 3, 2020 Statement by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter