Habitat Mesa is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (Habitat), a global, nonprofit housing organization that aims to build stability, self-reliance and a place to call home for individuals and families. Specific programs include the Habitat ReStore, a retail home improvement store that sells new and gently used items, as well as its Homeownership Program. Through this program, Habitat's homes are available for purchase with an interest-free affordable mortgage for applicants. Habitat works with families and individuals who might not otherwise qualify for a traditional mortgage. Selected participants invest up to 500 hours building their Habitat homes and attending homeownership classes.