HabiJax began with a mission in mind.

In March of 1988, nine visionaries came together to incorporate Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax).

HabiJax is one of the largest non-profit affordable housing builders in Duval County and is considered to be one of the most successful Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States, having provided homeownership opportunities and other housing services to over 2,300 families. HabiJax is a multifaceted organization and an advocate for affordable housing and fair housing policies to help families improve their housing conditions.

The milestones reached since 1988, along with future milestones, are not possible without you. Friends like you have helped us accomplish important work. With your gifts of time, talent and treasure, you guide us toward achieving our mission.

Our Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville puts God’s love into action by bringing people together to empower families to build better futures through homeownership.

Our Vision

A Northeast Florida region where everyone has the opportunity to own a quality, affordable home.

Our Core Values

We are a Faith-Driven organization using our Leadership capabilities, unwavering Integrity, collaborative Teamwork, and dedication to Continuous Improvement to serve families in Northeast Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions

HabiJax sells homes to families, right?
CORRECT! Some think that HabiJax houses are given away or donated. HabiJax homeowners qualify for affordable loans and make monthly mortgage payments repaying the loan, along with property taxes, homeowners insurance and, if applicable, homeowner’s association fees.

Who does HabiJax sell homes to?
HabiJax serves a diverse population of homebuyers in the Jacksonville area who qualify for a mortgage loan through our lending partners and who demonstrate the greatest need for affordable housing.

Where does HabiJax build homes?
HabiJax builds homes in Duval County in the Jacksonville area.

Is HabiJax a government program?
No. HabiJax is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, a worldwide nonprofit organization that serves families in all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 39 million build or improve the place they call home.

What is the HabiJax ReStore?
The HabiJax ReStore is a local home improvement superstore where new and refurbished building materials, cabinets, flooring, appliances, furniture, lighting and accessories are sold to the public at reduced prices! Revenue generated from the ReStore is then used to help build homes for the families we serve.

How can I get involved with HabiJax?
There are a lot of ways to get involved – our website shows the many ways individuals and groups can be a part of our mission!