Mission and Values
Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria is a public benefit foundation that works to improve housing conditions and eliminate housing poverty, and develops its activities in four key strategic areas – affordable housing construction, housing improvement financing, development of innovative products and market-based tools to improve the accessibility of housing improvements, participation in housing policies, strategic and programmatic documents.
Since launching its activity in 2001, Habitat Bulgaria has been promoting the idea of adequate housing as a basic human right and has been working to activate the public’s awareness towards eliminating housing poverty.
Following the ideas and principles of partnership, community cooperation, volunteering, concern and respect for the needs of others, Habitat Bulgaria has so far built 12 new homes with the help of over 650 volunteers from more than 50 countries worldwide has supported more than 6,000 partner families in 24 settlements in the country.
Habitat Bulgaria initiated the establishment and is the coordinator of the National Coalition for Improving Housing Conditions in Bulgaria, “Decent Home”. The Coalition is an informal association of organizations led by a common desire, position and ideas for providing better housing conditions in Bulgaria. It was established in January 2014 and since then it has been actively working and recruiting new supporters and members. The number of Coalition members at the moment is 36, including non-governmental organizations, industry and professional chambers and associations, leading companies in the construction sector, municipal administrations.
Habitat Bulgaria is part of the large network of Habitat for Humanity, a global non-governmental organization operating in all 50 states in the US, as well as in over 70 countries worldwide. Since its founding in 1976, the organization has helped more than 29 million people to improve their living conditions by providing housing assistance such as building homes, public works and repairs, and by improving access to the housing market at affordable prices.
Through their advocacy and training in construction and financial management, Habitat for Humanity has helped another 2.3 million people worldwide. The Solid Ground campaign is an example of dramatically improving how people are granted access to land for residential use.
The work of Habitat for Humanity is possible thanks to donors, partners and all the 1.4 million volunteers who, together with families in need, are working to build or improve decent homes. You can find more information about the organization in Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Annual Report.