Programs in Japan

Responding to housing needs within and outside Japan

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Families help build their own homes alongside volunteers, often paying an affordable loan. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. While Habitat does not build homes in Japan – the world’s third-largest economy – we help households with lower incomes to access housing and technical services.  Your support makes our work possible.


Join the Global Village volunteer program to build homes overseas
Join Project HomeWorks to help those in Japan

Cultivating today’s leader

The youth are the leaders today. In recognition of their capabilities, Habitat for Humanity Japan engages their support through the Youth Program to work with families in need of decent homes.

Join youth program

Responding disaster

The Asia-Pacific region is the area most affected by natural disasters. The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan not only killed more than 19,000 but also affected the economy. In our response to the Kumamoto earthquake in 2016, Habitat Japan mobilized about 100 campus chapter members across Japan to support affected families through assisting the operations at the disaster volunteer center.