Our history in Fauquier County began in 1991 to serve a growing segment of our community in need of housing assistance. Our organization was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should be able to own homes in healthy neighborhoods with access to jobs, transportation, healthy food, and quality schools. We believe this should be a matter of conscience and action for all. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers who make our mission possible. Fauquier Habitat is committed and acts with fairness, honesty, and respect for its community. We continually strive for excellence and innovation in all that we do.
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity 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
Where Did It All Begin?
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity found its earliest inspirations as a grassroots movement on an interracial community farm in southern Georgia. Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, the Christian housing organization has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community, and hope. We proudly support Fauquier and Rappahannock counties in Virginia.
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing in partnership with families in need. Reaching across religious, cultural, and racial boundaries, we seek to rebuild a sense of community with the common goal of strong neighborhoods and dignity through homeownership.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe, with more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped 6.8 million people improve their living conditions.
Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, affordable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.