About Us

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (HFHGL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities. HFHGL works in partnership with corporations, like-minded community groups, faith-based organizations, and individual volunteers to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating decent, affordable and energy efficient homes. Not only do Habitat families pay for their homes through a monthly mortgage, they also put in  225 – 450 hours of sweat equity prior to becoming homeowners.

Since its founding in 1991, HFHGL has impacted the lives of 129 families.  HFHGL has built or renovated a total of 39 homes in Bedford, Billerica, Concord, Lowell, Reading, and Westford and completed 24 Critical Repair jobs for our Veterans and elderly. To date, HFHGL’s 3 largest completed projects were a 3-duplex neighborhood, located at Harmony Way in Lowell, an 8 home neighborhood on Carter Way, Bedford and 8 homes in the Acre neighborhood of Lowell.  In addition to building new homes, HFHGL has helped 24 families through the Critical Home Repair program.  This program enables our veterans, Elderly and disabled to remain in their homes by completing necessary work to make their homes safe. HFHGL projects have placed more than 234 people into quality housing. In addition, HFHGL has funded the construction of 66 homes globally through HFHI’s Tithing program.

HFHGL services 15 towns: Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Reading, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Westford, and Wilmington

Vision Statement

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live and housing poverty and homelessness are eliminated. We believe that the home is a key catalyst in helping to permanently break the cycle of poverty.

Mission Statement

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (HFHGL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to strengthen families and communities by building and renovating simple, decent, safe, energy efficient, and affordable homes.

We work in partnership with corporations, like-minded community groups, faith-based organizations, and individual volunteers.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell’s Core Values

Hand Up – We believe that providing decent affordable, energy efficient and stable housing for those in need through sweat equity strengthens families and in turn communities

Partnership – We share our responsibilities with others by working with volunteers, other non profits, local governments, sponsors, religious congregations and others in our community.

Openness – We welcome all people who seek the love of God without regard to religion, ability, age, color, economic circumstance, ethnic background, family configuration, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation.

Habitat for Humanity will not proselytize.  Habitat will not try to convert or try to make one listen or respond to messages designed to induce conversion to a particular faith, political party or other cause or organization.  Habitat will also not offer assistance to others who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH.

Integrity, Respect and DignityWe act with the highest standards of integrity, respect and dignity in all our dealings with our families, staff, volunteers and all with whom we do business.

Quality – We adhere to the highest standards of care, product and services

Habitat for Humanity Greater Lowell Wall Raising in Lowell

Raising the Wall on Rock Street Lowell, 2013

About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 6.8 million people worldwide.