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Habitat’s 800,000th house

Building toward 1 million — and so much more

On Nov. 6, 2013, Habitat celebrated its 800,000th house built, rehabilitated and repaired. The milestone was marked as Habitat announced that — for the first time in the organization’s history — more than 100,000 families had been served in a single fiscal year. That means, thanks to you, we’ve helped an estimated 4 million people around the world since 1976.

Staff and volunteers, including past and current members of Habitat’s international board of directors, raised the walls of Lawanda Phillips’ house in the Atlanta neighborhood Verbena Place, where ultimately 52 houses will sit.

Spurred by the conviction that affordable housing helps break the cycle of poverty, Habitat is on track to reach a new milestone of 1 million families served through new home construction, home renovation or critical home repair by the end of 2015, and to put millions more families on the path to improved shelter.


The Okonokhuas’ story
Five University of Notre Dame graduates build on the foundation of Habitat.


Maggie’s story
Habitat helps a young orphan in Malawi see “the grace of God.”


The Petretics’ story
Decent housing in West Virginia makes a safer, healthier childhood possible.


The Ingrams’ story
A Habitat house creates financial stability and security in Florida.


Janbolot’s story
A homeowner in Kyrgyzstan helps build a close-knit Habitat neighborhood.


Deneen’s story 

Confidence and peace come to new homeowner in Washington State.