Habitat for Humanity has made the difficult decision to close its offices in Sichuan, Guangdong and Shanghai in mainland China in 2021. Our office in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China, will remain open and maintain its role in serving the local community and supporting regional programs.
The decision is based on the pressing need for Habitat for Humanity to commit limited resources to areas in its network that can advance the organization’s strategic initiative to triple funds, scale and impact by 2025, while also confronting the global economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Operational changes have been made by Habitat for Humanity globally throughout this challenging period, to ensure we can continue to carry out our mission worldwide.
Habitat for Humanity will continue to operate in Hong Kong SAR, China, managing programs that benefit the local community.
Habitat for Humanity is committed to completing all remaining programs in mainland China before the closure of its offices in June 2021 and greatly appreciates the support of all our donors, project sponsors and staff in supporting our mission. We are heartened by the knowledge that the government and local organizations in mainland China will continue to address critical housing needs going forward. Since 2002, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 6,200 families in mainland China to improve their living conditions and engaged with over 17,000 volunteers. Globally since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 35 million people access better housing. Nearly one million Habitat volunteers around the world helped build, advocate and raise awareness about the global need for shelter in the past year.