Commitment to Community
Community engagement and giving back is central to the mission of Habitat Abstract. The overall goal at Habitat Abstract is making people’s lives better and easier by making purchasing a home an easier and less stressful experience. Whatever role you play in purchasing a home, whether you are the realtor, buyer, seller or attorney, the Habitat Abstract mission is to make the process smoother and simpler. As part of that mission, Habitat Abstract has always been a community leader and a community supporter. Choosing charitable organizations that would have a real impact on the industry Habitat Abstract is a part of made the decision support organizations that improve housing in all communities, across the globe. Habitat for Humanity and Community Housing Innovations were clear choices.
Habitat’s long standing working relationships with Habitat for Humanity and Community Housing Innovations has become the cornerstone for Habitat Abstract’s community service programs.
“Creating partnership with organizations committed to helping those in need find safe, affordable housing seemed a natural fit for Habitat Abstract when we were deciding which organizations to support through our community engagement programs.”
Habitat for Humanity provides so many incredible ways from home construction to innovation — to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
A Shared Vision
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 South Georgia. Since its founding in 1976, the 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.
World Wide Support of Communities in Need
Habitat for Humanity has always been committed to solving housing needs wherever the need arises. “While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives.” Finding affordable and safe housing, without having to trade that housing for things like medication, medical treatment, food and other essentials, is what Habitat for Humanity seeks to accomplish and Habitat Abstract supports those efforts throughout all communities.
Not only does Habitat for Humanity work to improve availability and affordability of housing in communities next door, it’s mission includes disaster response in places impacted by natural disasters, war and civil unrest where people have been displaced or lost their homes.
Habitat for Humanity in the News
Where there is crisis, Habitat for Humanity is there to help. Most recently, Habitat for Humanity began distributing emergency shelter aid to communities who lost homes in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that recently devastated southwestern Haiti.
“Quality shelter materials are in scarce supply and an absolutely urgent need right now here in Haiti,” said Jean Frenel Tham, national director of Habitat for Humanity Haiti. “Even many families whose homes are still standing are choosing to sleep outside for fear their damaged homes could still cave in.”
At Habitat Abstract we are proud to support the herculean efforts of Habitat for Humanity and it’s partners. Even when efforts come in the form of financial support alone, that support allows Habitat for Humanity to reach so many more families in need.
In early September, Habitat Abstract announced that it was assessing damage to homes throughout the regions affecte
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