Our Story...

 Macon Area Habitat for Humanity  was created out of a Sunday School class at Northminster Presbyterian Church in 1986 as an expression of faith in action to address Macon's serious need for affordable homeownership opportunities. The first house was completed in 1987 in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. The organization remained a volunteer-only nonprofit until 1996 when it hired its first staff members. Today, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity is located at 690 Holt Avenue and has ten permanent staff members. With the support of the community, we have built 98 houses with God's people in need! In 2006, Macon Area Habitat opened the ReStore, selling new and used home improvement supplies, to generate revenue to build more homes with Macon families. Since its beginning, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity's volunteers, supporters and staff have believed that we have the unique opportunity to express our faith in God and love for our fellow brothers and sisters through this dynamic ministry of homebuilding. Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity International has written, Habitat is just one huge expression of God's love. 
 
Our Vision
A world where everyone has a decent place to live...
Macon Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity Macon is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
 
 
Our Mission
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope... 
Habitat for Humanity Macon has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International 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.
 
 
Our Principles
1. 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 minuscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
 
2. Focus on shelter... 
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God's love, to create opportunities for all people to live in a 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.
 
3. 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.
 
4. 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.
 
5. 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.
 
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International 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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