Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz brings together pro­fessional homebuild­ers from all over for one shared pur­pose - to build safe and affordable housing for families in need of a decent place to call home.

This an­nual weeklong project dates back to 2002 when Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, North Carolina, part­nered with local homebuilder Tom Gipson to build 12 Habitat homes in five days.

Thousands of professional home builders volunteer to help construct, repair or revitalize homes, working alongside Habitat homeowners. They also engage in fundraising with com­munity partners. Home Builders Blitz 2017 took place in June in 29 states to construct or repair 228 homes with the help of professional homebuilders. That brings us to a total of more than 1,850 homes since this program began in 2006.

Habitat and homeowners aren’t the only ones who benefit from Home Builders Blitz. Homebuilders deepen ties to their community, allowing them to collaborate with other builders in their area, to connect with subcontractors and to incorporate other corporate sponsors in the homebuilding industry who share their company’s values.

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Frequently asked questions

What are homebuilders required to provide in order to participate?

Builds may vary across the U.S, but in general, homebuilders provide labor, funding and materials. For specific information, please contact us below.

Does Habitat simply give away houses?

Habitat does not give houses away. Potential Habitat homeowners go through a selection process to see if they qualify. Applicants must demonstrate that they can partner with us in order to qualify, which includes the ability to pay an affordable mortgage, being willing to take financial training classes and being ready to contribute hundreds of hours of sweat equity, including the construction of their own house. Learn more about the process.

Does Home Builders Blitz also take place internationally?

At this time, the builds only occur in the United States.

For additional information, contact us at 800-HABITAT or homebuildersblitz@habitat.org.

Home Builders Blitz 2017 photos

Future homeowner Ashia Arain worked alongside homebuilders Eric Sherman (left) of Bost Custom Homes and Jon Showalter of Homes By Dickerson during Habitat’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Shari stands in front of her future home during the second day of Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Professional homebuilders join Habitat for Humanity in Raleigh, North Carolina, to raise the walls of a new home and kick off the 2017 Home Builders Blitz.

Jennifer Castenson from Hanley Wood installs siding during Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jacob Mohler (from left), Scott Kuehler, Jasmyn Flowers and Hayden Renter, from Kiewit Corp., take part in Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Future homeowner Ashia Arain worked alongside homebuilders Eric Sherman (left) of Bost Custom Homes and Jon Showalter of Homes By Dickerson during Habitat’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Shari stands in front of her future home during the second day of Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Professional homebuilders join Habitat for Humanity in Raleigh, North Carolina, to raise the walls of a new home and kick off the 2017 Home Builders Blitz.

Jennifer Castenson from Hanley Wood installs siding during Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jacob Mohler (from left), Scott Kuehler, Jasmyn Flowers and Hayden Renter, from Kiewit Corp., take part in Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Home Builders Blitz in Omaha, Nebraska.