Habitat For Humanity - History

History

Millard and Linda Fuller founded the organization in Americus, Georgia in 1976. Koinonia Farm was one of the inspirations of starting a help group. It was at Koinonia that the Fullers met. In 2005 Habitat built its 200,000th house, bringing the number of people sheltered in Habitat houses worldwide to one million.

On August 4, 2005, Habitat announced the selection of a new Chief Executive Officer for the organization, former president of stores of Musicland and executive pastor of the Edina, Minnesota, Christ Presbyterian Church, Jonathan Reckford.

On November 13, 2008, Habitat for Humanity raised the walls on its 300,000th house in Collier County, Florida; the next day, work began on the 300,001st house in Zacapa, Guatemala.

Today, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 500,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.75 million people in more than five continents and 3,000 communities worldwide.

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