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!

1997

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.

2001

Dibujo de gente pintanto una casa y cavando tierra con palas

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

2008-2014

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.

2014

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.

2015-2017

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.

2017

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.

2017

dibujo de personas pintando rejas

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

2017

dibujo de dos manos, una entregando llaves a la otra

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

2019

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.

2020

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.

2021-2022

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.

2022

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