No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 2100 communities across the United States and in 70 countries around the world. Habitat for Humanity affiliates are local Habitat for Humanity organizations that act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Each Habitat affiliate coordinates and pays for all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area.
Habitat welcomes people from all walks of life to partner in serving and creating a better community for everyone who lives here.
Founded in 1992, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity has been providing homeownership opportunities for people that are working hard to provide decent housing for their families for more than 30 years. We serve Central and Southern Berkshire County.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS
Habitat for Humanity welcomes people from all walks of life to partner with us as volunteers, donors, employees and homebuyers. We celebrate and value our diversity, welcome differences and leverage the collective strengths of all people.
A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT
Habitat for Humanity does not build homes for people, but with them as equal partners. Habitat homeowners build alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
THE POWER OF HOMEOWNERSHIP
We believe in the power of homeownership to build strength, stability, independence and opportunity for families and communities.
FOCUS ON COMMUNITY
Habitat for Humanity is committed not just to building homes, but to building community. We prioritize our construction efforts within focus neighborhoods to maximize our impact.
VOLUNTEERISM AS A SOCIAL CHANGE STRATEGY
Habitat for Humanity volunteers don’t just reduce cost – they are our ambassadors and partners in helping to change the world. We are committed to offering opportunities for people in our community to put their values into action.
We strive to create strong, productive and mutually-beneficial partnerships with like-minded organizations in service of our common vision – a community where everyone has a decent place to live.
TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
We are committed to the efficient use of our financial, environmental and human resources and to full and accurate reporting to our donors, volunteers and partners.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance to 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.