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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