Since January 2006, Habitat Bay Waveland has built more than 225 new homes, completed over 654 critical home repairs and 202+ weatherization projects in Hancock and Pearl River counties.

Habitat Bay Waveland was born out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent need for affordable housing. Bay St. Louis and Waveland were ground zero for the storm. Although our construction of new homes has slowed down, our critical home repair program is helping homeowners that can’t afford sorely needed repairs and our weatherization program continues to help homeowners obtain more efficient energy bills and a healthier living environment. We’ve served more than 1,081 families and are working to find innovative ways to serve even more families that need a hand up, not a hand out.

In 2016, we expanded our service area through a merger with the Pearl River County Habitat. Today, we serve more than 101,000 people in a service area that stretches 1,372 square miles (larger than the state of Rhode Island).

We are thankful for the support of over 8,000 volunteers over the last 12 years. We continue to support our community with various programs such as weatherization, critical home repairs, and our veterans repair program. Habitat Bay Waveland offers families in need a hand up. 

HabitatBW by the numbers


New homes constructed since 2006


654 critical home repairs completed since 2006


Weatherization projects completed since 2006


Families served in Hancock and Pearl River counties


Square miles that Habitat Bay-Waveland serves. (larger than the state of Rhode Island)


Volunteers who have served with Habitat Bay-Waveland over the last 12 years

Habitat for Humanity International

We are a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. There are more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 80 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped to build or repair over 600,000 houses and serve more than 3 million people worldwide.

Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat Bay Waveland, as an affiliated organization of Habitat for Humanity International, will not proselytize. Nor will we work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with us. This means that we will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.