Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity,

nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization that enables low-income people to own affordable, livable housing. Headquartered in Americus, Ga., it was founded in 1976 by former businessman Millard FullerFuller, Millard,
1935–2009, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, b. Lanett, Ala., grad. Auburn Univ. (B.S., 1957), Univ. of Alabama Law School (LL.B., 1960). While in law school he and a fellow student cofounded a direct-mail, publishing, and real-estate business that
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 and his wife. Using donated materials and funds, those in need of shelter work alongside volunteers to build new homes or rehabilitate older structures. Finished dwellings are sold to participating families at no profit and are financed with no-interest mortgages; mortgage payments are then used to finance more housing. By the early 21st cent. Habitat had built more than 300,000 homes in more than 100 countries.


See M. Fuller, A Simple, Decent Place to Live (1995); J. P. Baggett, Habitat for Humanity (2000).

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As we seek to build strong communities, we find that together new construction, rehabs, repairs and even a coat of paint on some houses can improve neighborhoods," said Mark Crozet, senior vice president of resource development for Habitat for Humanity International in a statement.
About Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity International In more than 16 years of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Whirlpool has developed active programs in more than 45 countries with a commitment of more than $90 million.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global non-governmental organization that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing.
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing.
Mumbai, Mar 28, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity India have signed a new agreement with the ASK Group, securing their investment in the 'MicroBuild India Fund', a new initiative that will help more than 60,000 low-income families access small loans to improve or repair their homes over the next five years.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Ga.
We appreciate the contributions our corporate partners extend year after year to help hundreds of families secure safe, decent and affordable housing through the Carter Work Project," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
The Thrivent Builds partnership between Habitat and Thrivent Financial has touched lives and communities all around the world," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
World Habitat Day is an opportunity to bring attention to the worldwide need for decent and affordable housing," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International.
We are delighted to achieve this incredible milestone and have seen the positive influence a stable home can have on families," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
ATLANTA -- Habitat for Humanity International announces today a $100 million commitment by J.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Habitat for Humanity International announced today The Valspar Corporation Foundation has extended its long-standing relationship with Habitat with a multi-year commitment totaling more than $20 million in cash and paint donations.

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