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Habitat for Humanity

Facts about Habitat
  • Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.
  • Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses worldwide.
  • There are Habitat affiliates in 64 countries, Guam, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and all 50 states of the United States.
  • Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of sweat equity on their own house and those of others before closing on the home.
  • Habitat houses are sold to homeowners with a no-profit, interest-free mortgage.
  • Mortgage payments are made into a revolving fund that is used to finance the construction of more houses.
  • Habitat homeowners are selected based on their level of need (living in housing that is substandard, over-crowded, and consuming too large a percentage of income), their willingness to partner with Habitat, and their ability to make payments on the interest-free mortgage. Neither race nor religion are considered.
  • Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization that welcomes all who wish to participate, regardless of religious preference.
  • Habitat is not a government agency and does not accept government funds for the construction of houses. It does, however, consider government and government agencies powerful allies and works closely with them to acquire land, houses, and infrastructure.

For More Information

To find your local affiliate or get information about volunteering, making a donation, or starting an affiliate, please contact:

Habitat for Humanity International
121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA 31709-3498

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