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HabiJax began with a mission in mind.

In March of 1988, nine visionaries came together to incorporate Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax), one of 1,300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States.

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. In addition, HabiJax is an advocate for affordable housing and fair housing policies and provides workshops and other training to help families improve their housing conditions. HabiJax is a multifaceted organization with many roles: builder, community developer, mortgage lender and affordable housing advocate.

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

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

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Local Vision

HabiJax is a catalyst for comprehensive community engagement and transformation in a vibrant city where all residents, neighborhoods and businesses collaborate in its development.

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 is an equal housing lender so anyone who qualify for a loan is eligible to buy a home from us. Our families are very diverse – single people or parents, and married couples with or without children.

Where does HabiJax build homes?
HabiJax builds in the Urban Core of Jacksonville – the neighborhoods that surround the downtown area. We build here because these are the areas with the greatest need, and the land is affordable so it helps keep our costs low and the houses affordable.

Is HabiJax a government program?
No. HabiJax is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, a worldwide nonprofit organization. There are around 1,300 Habitat affiliates in the United States and Habitat has built in 70 countries worldwide. Since 1976, Habitat has served over 22 million people through new and improved housing.

What is the HabiJax ReStore?
The HabiJax ReStores are home improvement retail outlets where new and refurbished building materials, cabinets, appliances, furniture, lighting and accessories are sold to the public at reduced prices!

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