In 1976, Millard Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity with those words. Pittsburgh Habitat is one of over 2,300 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing ministry in over 90 countries, working to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. The Pittsburgh Habitat works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with God's people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow. This ambitious mission is made manageable by the efforts of tens of thousands of people worldwide; most of who are volunteers.
Pittsburgh Habitat's mission is the elimination of substandard housing in Allegheny County. Since 1986 49 families, who were living in substandard conditions, have moved into their own homes. Our building neighborhoods in Pittsburgh include East Liberty, North Side, and Hill District; in Allegheny County - Braddock, Rankin, Homestead, Duquesne, North Braddock, Wilkinsburg and McKees Rocks. The Pittsburgh Habitat will consider other areas depending upon site control and the ability to build several houses within the same community. Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with volunteers and low-income families in need, to build homes, which are then purchased by these families through no-profit, no-interest mortgages.