About Us

Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity’s mission is based on the vision of developing partnerships between churches, businesses and concerned individuals to assist hardworking, low income people to build and own their own homes. The vision is founded on the Christian belief that sharing one’s material wellbeing multiplies the ministry of love, justice and goodness throughout the world.

 

We offer a hand up, not a hand out. We do not give away our houses.  We are able to keep the houses affordable by offering a zero interest mortgage and, we require our Habitat for Humanity homeowners to invest 250 hours of "sweat equity" per adult in the household to help build their home.

 

Since 1987, we have built and rehabilitated 22 homes in Grand Forks and 1 in East Grand Forks.  Shelter is a basic human need and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making simple, decent and affordable housing a reality for all families and individuals

 

Our MISSION

Mission vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission statement

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

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 miniscule 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 a community; when it is based on mutual
    trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible
    stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.