Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity, Inc. is an ecumenical, Christian housing ministry working in partnership with God and people everywhere to build simple, decent, safe houses so that all people can grow into all that God intended.
The Habitat affiliate in High Point was founded in 1986 through the dedication of eight concerned citizens guided by the Reverend Ernie Price. Its first house was completed in 1988, and through the end of 2013 the Habitat affiliate has completed 101 houses in our community. These houses are home to over 450 people, 300 of them children. These families and children are the heart of the work that Habitat does in our community.
is replacing old substandard houses, with new simple decent affordable homes
Habitat is currently partnering with the City of High Point to develop new homes near Washington Terrace Park. This exciting new development brings together the vision of the city's Core Plan with the need for affordable housing in the High Point community! With 28 families in homes, and another 7 lots to be developed in this neighborhood, Habitat is changing the face of this community.
Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, the Habitat for Humanity program has grown to more than 1,600 affiliates in all 50 states and in more that 60 countries. The original goal was to build 100,000 homes for 1,000,000 people. Reaching that goal in 2001, the dream continues today with over 500,000 Habitat families worldwide.
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As Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity is an active affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, it supports and follows HfHI's mission statement and principles
Habitat's vision: 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.
- Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
- Focus on shelter.
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
- Advocate for affordable housing.
In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
- Promote dignity and hope.
We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
- Support sustainable and transformational development.
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith