Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity is a private non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry that builds homes in partnership with qualified low-income families in the Yakima Valley. Habitat for Humanity is a home ownership program in which families purchase homes at no profit through interest-free mortgages we provide.
Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity does not build homes forfamilies; rather, it builds alongside those who demonstrate need and willingness to partner with Habitat. Homeowner families invest 500 hours of "sweat equity" labor into the houses. Their monthly mortgage goes into a revolving fund for Humanity to help fund the construction of more houses in the Yakima Valley. Through this approach, Habitat gives partner families a hand up, not a hand out, restoring the dignity that poverty can strip away.