Habitat For Humanity launched at The University of Texas in 1989. We are a student-led organization dedicated to supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity International. We do this in four ways:
Service: Through our partnership with Austin Habitat, we participate in regular workdays to build, decent, affordable housing for families that qualify.
Advocating: We strive to increase awareness of the problem of substandard housing and to call people to action to initiate change.
Fundraising: We consistently work toward sponsorship of a Habitat home here in Austin, and donate funds to Habitat for Humanity International.
Educating: By raising awareness on campus and in the Austin community, we strive to promote the Habitat mission of eliminating poverty housing.
Our ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty housing nationally and globally. Our group maintains a focus on volunteerism and fundraising, helping to buy the materials needed to build a house and providing the labor necessary to put it together.
As a member of the University of Texas Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, you will get to participate in awesome activities that directly benefit the local Austin communtiy. Our organization contributes to home construction projects and renovations, and we run our own fundraisers like the Habitat Fruit Stand. Plus there are many socials. Feel free to come by one of our meetings to find out more.
Usually taking place on various Saturdays throughout the semester, workdays are the opportunities for our members to go out and directly improve the local Austin community. Projects vary from home construction to revitalization works, and all skill levels are welcome.
Our annual on-campus event is a prime opportunity for us to raise awareness of low-income poverty housing. It also serves as a stage for other organizations to showcase themselves and help show how the UT community works together to make a brighter tomorrow.