Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico

Established 25 years ago, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of life of  families in Puerto Rico. We are an afilliate of  the global entity Habitat for Humanity International, which operates in all 50 states of the United States and more than 70 countries worldwide.


At Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico, we help individuals and families achieve stability, self-reliance and a better future through affordable housing and development projects.

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Our Vision

A Puerto Rico where every person has a decent place to live, a place to call home.

Our History

25 años
Construyendo Sueños

Since 1997, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico’s trajectory has been one of the continuous solid steps and evolution to offer services that adapt to local housing needs.

We are proud of our 25 years of work and achievements on the Island!


Dibujo de la fachada de un bloque de viviendas

Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico begins working on its first project, Villa Habitat, a multiunit development for 13 families located at Eduardo Conde Avenue in Villa Palmeras.


Dibujo de gente pintanto una casa y cavando tierra con palas

Several construction and repair projects were developed in Guaynabo, Salinas and Guayama.


Dibujo de gente pintanto una casa y cavando tierra con palas

Start of the home repair pilot program “Toque de Cariño”, which helps homeowner families, repair their homes.


dibujo de un edificio de apartamentos

Rehabilitation of Habitat Puerto Rico’s second multiunit project in Santurce begins. Various “Toque de Cariño” rehabilitation projects were completed.


dibujo de una persona cargando una caja de almacenaje

In response to hurricane Maria, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico develops the Disaster Response Program and delivers a total of 2,000 repair kits to Municipalities.


dibujo de una persona verificando una caja electrica

In addition, the organization created the Puerto Rico Recovery Program to address housing needs, following hurricanes Irma and María.


dibujo de personas pintando rejas

The Women Build PR program is established to teach basic construction skills to women.


dibujo de dos manos, una entregando llaves a la otra

Three new construction housing units in Quintana, Hato Rey were completed.


dibjo de un grupo de personas con cascos protectores consejando sobre el trabajo

Construction skills training program, Habitat Builds Puerto Rico, launches at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Santurce. Educational efforts for our program’s beneficiaries continue, and collaborative alliances with local organizations and communities are established to execute tenure and community support projects.


Dibujo de la fachada de un bloque de viviendas

12 families became homeowners as part of our multiunit project in Santurce. 3 housing rehabilitations were completed in Peñuelas and Vega Baja.


dibujo de un casco protector con el logo de Habitat for Humanity de Puerto Rico encima de una mesa

Inauguration of Habitat Builds Puerto Rico Construction Lab at Albergue Olímpico to continue Habitat Builds PR program. More than 500 homes where repaired at June 2022 as part of our Repairs Program.


dibjo de varias escenas - gente pintando, muebles de casa y gente hablando

Habitat Puerto Rico will continue working towards completing the goals for the Puerto Rico Recovery Program and seeks to inaugurate its first secondhand household materials store; ReStore in Puerto Rico.

to the future...

dibujo de un grupo gente sonriendo y mirando hacia ti

For a future where we continue building dreams together for Puerto Rico.

For the future

Who do we serve?

  • Low and moderate-income individuals and families eager to improve themselves, who are seeking to build capital, economic stability and self-sufficiency through homeownership, home repair, and/or education, among others.
  • Our Affordable Housing program’s family selection procedures employ non-discrimination eligibility criteria and require each selected family to complete hours of work, which are distributed between the construction of their home and participation in educational workshops. Families must be able to pay a low-cost, 0% interest mortgage**

How do we work?

  • The money you donate stays local and is used to directly support individuals and families in Puerto Rico.
  • Construction of housing units is done in close collaboration with construction experts, volunteers, donors and the community.
  • Income generated from mortgages helps Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico to finance new projects and help more families.
  • We provide education projects that support construction and the self sufficiency of individuals, families, and communities.

Accessible housing

The median household income in Puerto Rico is $19,115.00, with an hourly minimum wage of $8.50. Based on these figures, a family’s monthly mortgage payment should not be more than $377, which represents 30% of total monthly income. In contrast, the median price for a house in Puerto Rico ranges from $175,000.00 to $319,000.00, resulting in monthly house payments varying between $940.00 and $1,700.00: a high price low- or moderate-income families simply cannot afford, thus triggering the need to live in overcrowded conditions and make poor health and nutritional decisions.

Learn about the benefits of home ownership



Get to know our success stories

“…nos han devuelto la tranquilidad mental, ahora puedo dormir, ver a mis hijas contentas, sin miedo y agradecidas.” Miguel Torres beneficiario del Programa de Reparación de Vivienda, Guayama