About Us


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 

Mission Vision:

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Mission Principles:

  1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ. We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the minuscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people. 
  2. Focus on shelter. We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. 
  3. Advocate for affordable housing. In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
  4. Promote dignity and hope. We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships. 
  5. Support sustainable and transformational development. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within 

How we are getting there:

Niagara Area Habitat is focused on achieving an aspiration of moving from “building a house” to “building communities”

We are currently building at 629 - 60th Street and refurbishing a house on Orleans Avenue, all in Niagara Falls, NY.

All are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity Niagara Area 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.

Be a part of our future!

You can help – we are looking for volunteers! We have many opportunities to volunteer on the job site or on one of our committees.  Visit our Volunteer Page and register through VolunteerUP!

Come by yourself or bring a group – all are welcome.

Simply fill out the form in the contact us section of this site. We would love to hear from you!

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David Karwick

Vice President

Diedre Rutherford


Pam Fekete


Franca Romeo

Board Members

James Burns

Eda Buzzelli

Ricardo Flores

Rev. Karen Anderson Hardaway

Kaye Lodick

Kelli Lonneville

Christine O'Hara

Nicholas Pelosino

John Whiting

Executive Director

Gina Beam