Habitat for Humanity Core Themes


core themesA Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity on which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.


A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability — and financial flexibility — to make forward-looking choices.


Through shelter, we empower.  A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability.

Buying a Habitat Home Takes Hard Work

core themes2Homeowner candidates contribute “sweat equity” building their home and the homes of others in partnership with volunteers and contractors. In addition, Habitat homeowners participate in a series of educational classes designed to prepare candidates for successful homeownership. Rather than a “hand-out” a Habitat home is truly a “hand-up”, allowing homebuyers to build skills for a solid future.

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Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County

Mailing Address: PO Box 1062, Lincolnton, NC 28093
Physical Address: 227 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC  28092
Main Office: 704-748-1800
Fax: 704-240-9651

ReStore Lincolnton: 1555 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone: 980-429-2787

ReStore Denver: 2128 N. Hwy. 16, Denver, NC 28037
Phone: 704-966-4300
Fax: 704-782-6222

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Our Mission


every personA world where everyone has a decent place to live.


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


  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.

To download a copy of these Core Documents, please click here.

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