PBHA's Harvard Habitat for Humanity

Purpose Statement

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is a non-profit "housing ministry" that seeks to eliminate homelessness and poverty housing. Working with partner families, Habitat builds and/or renovates simple, decent houses which are then sold to the families through affordable, no-interest loans. HARVARD HABITAT FOR HUMANITY serves as a link between Harvard University students and HFH chapters in Massachusetts. Though Harvard HFH does not manage its own work sites, it does connect local Habitat sites with student volunteers on Saturdays during term. These volunteers help see sites through from foundation to furniture, and work side by side with other college students, members of the community, and partner families to get the job done. Harvard HFH''s link expands every intercession and spring break, when it sends groups of volunteers to other work sites in the eastern and southern United States, as well as internationally sending spring break trips to Central America and Africa. Harvard HFH also works on raising awareness of housing issues, combining forces with other Boston-area chapters, and sharing idea and experiences with college chapters around the world. If you would like to come on a work trip, please email harvardhabitat@gmail.com or Denise Delaney(ddelaney@fas, Class of 2008) or Charlie Pollak (cpollak@fas, Class of 2008). See http://harvardhabitat.org.

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