Building Houses, Building Hope
What: A global organization dedicated to eradicating substandard housing around the world.
Where: 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709
On the Web: http://www.habitat.org
$176,763,000 — FY05 total operating and program expense budget
$153,351,000 — FY05 total contributed income (excluding grants)
The Mission: Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Habitat is founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety.
The History: Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Since then, Habitat has built and rehabilitated more than 150,000 houses.