History

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Our nonprofit organization builds, renovates and repairs homes, as well as revitalizes neighborhoods, throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Once separate Habitat affiliates, Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon County consolidated in 2016 so that we could expand our services and reach more people in need of safe, affordable homes.

Like Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We are a Christian ministry that serves people in need, regardless of race or religion. Volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds are welcome to join our mission of ending substandard housing. As a matter of policy, HFHI 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.

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Families purchase Habitat homes with an affordable monthly mortgage. Our homebuyers work side by side with volunteers to complete hundreds of hours of sweat equity through the building of their home, as well as complete finance and home maintenance classes. Through education, counseling, mentor support and affordable housing costs, families are put in a position for future success in homeownership. Ninety-five percent of our homeowner families are living in their Habitat homes today, and 67 percent of all Habitat homeowners increase their income.

By supporting Habitat for Humanity, you can make a lasting difference in our community and transform lives. You can empower families, women and children with dignity, strength and stability. You can help a child do better in school and go on to college. That child will graduate, get a decent job, buy a house, start a family, and break the cycle of poverty forever. Join the movement today by volunteering or giving.

 

About Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity

Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1986. Over the course of its 30 years, Lancaster Habitat constructed and repaired homes throughout Lancaster County, including Elizabethtown, Columbia, Ephrata and the Southwest section of Lancaster City. Its neighborhood revitalization efforts has led to local partnerships that work towards addressing the needs of struggling communities.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon County

Prior to its union with Lancaster Habitat, Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon County served its residents by renovating or repairing more than 50 existing homes. The organization was founded by a group of local church leaders and business people in 1990 and has worked in partnership with the community to build decent, affordable houses for low-income partner families who sought a place to call home.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates both throughout the United States and around the globe. The organization has helped build, renovate and repair over 1 million homes and have served over 5 million people worldwide.