How you can help

Affiliates, volunteers, faith leaders, elected officials, and individuals

Impact begins with you, the individual, reaching out to faith leaders, elected officials, and the affiliate or organization where you serve to build long-term and strong relationships. You make the difference!

 

For this year’s World Habitat Day (WHD) Habitat Texas has a two-pronged approach: building relationships with other faith-based and interfaith organizations in the state; and, “Keeping God at Center.” Elizabeth Bounds in her book “Dismantling Privilege” posits that in order to bring about change, we must build coalitions with other organizations with the same goals. We want to build long-term relationships with other faith-based and interfaith organizations in the state.

Our other goal is to “Keep God at Center.” We want to remain true to our roots as an ecumenical, faith-based organization. By reaching out to interfaith organizations we can reach not only many denominations of the Christian faith, we can also reach those of other faith traditions. All faith traditions have a similar tenant of service to others. By engaging other faith organizations to celebrate WHD with us we are finding common ground in God in service to others.

Together we can advocate for safe, affordable housing for all. In doing so, we are building the Kingdom of God on earth. In John 14:2 we are told Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” In the reflection of God’s Kingdom on earth all are housed. By building stronger relationships with others we broaden the scope of our influence and work with others in bringing about the fulfillment of our goal: to eliminate poverty housing.