Habitat International

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Shelter from rain, wind and sun is a basic human need.

Timeline

The Habitat Chronicles
A few moments in time from Habitat's first 35 years.

1968
Partnership housing model created at Koinonia, the seed for Habitat's birth eight years later.

1976
The Torres family first to partner with a U.S. Habitat affiliate in San Antonio, Texas.

1984
The first Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter Work Project renovates a 19-unit apartment building in New York City.

1988
Habitat's Global Village and Youth Programs created, engaging new volunteers.

1992
Habitat's first U.S. resale outlet opens in Austin, Texas.  Now 100's of ReStores recycle building materials and build more houses.

2000
Habitat's 100,000th home dedicated in New York City.

2005
Habitat celebrates its 200,000th house, providing shelter for 1 million people since 1976.

2008
National Women Build Week premieres the same year as Habitat's long-term "Build Louder" advocacy campaign.

2009
Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative introduced in U.S. to encourage holistic community development.

2012
House No. 600,000 built.

2014
Habitat completes its 1,000,000th home!

2015
The mission continues....!


35Anniv_180x150Habitat for Humanity provides decent, affordable houses to families in need. Habitat homeowners gain self-respect as they work alongside volunteers to construct their homes.

  • Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.
  • To accomplish these goals, Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
  • Habitat International Strategic Plan - 2014-2018 - Click to download a brief summary
  • Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda.
    Habitat reaches milestone - completes its 1,000,000th home

    Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families—representing 5 million people in more than 70 countries to improve their living conditions since the organization was founded in 1976.

    The Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity Affiliate contributed to this global effort to offer a hand up to more families in need of adequate shelter. Since 1999, the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate has served more than twenty-six families through housing solutions, including new construction, rehabilitations and repairs for safety and energy savings.

    Click to learn more about Habitat International.

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Habitat affiliates
are located Worldwide, in nearly 90 countries and in all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.  Click to learn about Vermont affiliates.

 

Frequently Asked Questions - Click here to see an excellent FAQ developed by Habitat International.

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