about us

Mission & Vision

People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life.


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Mission Principles

Affordable Homeownership

We believe affordable homeownership builds stable, vibrant communities, is transformational, and provides a solid foundation from which generations can prosper and thrive.

Families as Partners

We believe dignity, self-reliance, and hope are promoted when people are actively engaged with building and caring for their home.

Inclusive Collaboration

We believe in the power and spirit of teamwork, bringing diverse people together to volunteer, give, and advocate for affordable housing.


We believe in creating financial access for people so they can purchase an affordable home and in removing barriers that limit people from areas of opportunity.


We believe we all have blessings to share and that we are all better off when everyone has a safe, affordable, and healthy place to live.

Our Cultural Blueprint


Our mission is at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about our work, our teams, and our relationships.


We are curious. We embrace change. We take risks and initiative. Addressing a complex social issue, housing, is difficult work. We exemplify grit, determination, and innovation in our relentless pursuit to ensure everyone has a safe, stable, affordable place to call home.


We welcome everyone. We aspire to be an inclusive organization that celebrates one humanity – where equity, diversity and inclusion are at the core of every facet of our work.


We approach everyone with kindness, clarity, and transparency. We champion authenticity, illuminate our strengths, and hold ourselves and others accountable.


We have each other’s backs.  We collaborate. Becoming better at what we do takes all of us. By building homes and life-changing careers, we make a transformational difference in our lives and the lives of others.

Our Culture

Home is at the center of all we do at Habitat for Humanity — from building homes, partnerships and hope within our community, to creating a supportive and prosperous work environment where everyone can feel welcome.  Every day at Habitat provides opportunities for us to bring about positive change within our organization, our community and ourselves.

Our Employees

We are a group of diverse individuals inspired by a positive purpose. Building is at the center of all we do — beginning with the building of relationships and finishing with the building of communities. But it’s the in-between where we find the potential to build so much more. We build dignity, self-esteem and hope for our homeowners. We build confidence, careers and collaborative environments for each other. And we build stable communities to ensure future generations prosper and thrive. We’ve worked hard to build a dynamic workplace where everyone can belong, so we can all build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat's History

Habitat for Humanity was established in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. The Fullers wanted to address poverty housing on a global scale through “partnership housing.” The Fullers’ concept of partnership housing centers on those in need of adequate shelter working side-by-side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. Habitat homeowners’ partnership includes contributing “sweat equity” by building alongside volunteers and taking homeownership classes. Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage on their homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was established in 1979 by a group of passionate volunteers. These volunteers worked tirelessly to fundraise, acquire land, select families, and manage all of the logistics to build the first Habitat homes in Denver. Since then, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the United States, celebrating the construction of our 600th home in 2016.

Today, Habitat for Humanity has served more than 1 million families around the world, completing the construction or repair of a home at the rate of every 4 minutes.