Home Builders Blitz history
- To date, 1,317 homes have been constructed, including the four Home Builders Blitz projects, 2007 off-year local builds and the pilot projects that preceded the first national build.
- In 2014, 250 new homes were constructed, and existing homes were also rehabbed or substantially repaired.
- 2012’s Home Builders Blitz brought 193 additional homes with the help and partnerships from 74 affiliates and their builders.
- It also incorporated rehabs and repairs for the first time, and we are encouraging affiliates to partner in doing rehabs and repairs again in 2014.
- During this event, in spite of a downturn in the building industry, 110 affiliates partnered with builders to complete 263 homes in 34 states.
- As a result of the first three Home Builders Blitzes, professional homebuilders and Habitat affiliates partnered together to construct and renovate a total of 734 homes.
- More than 1,000 professional homebuilders teamed with 130 Habitat affiliates across the United States, working on 459 homes to provide housing for nearly 2,000 people.
- This was the largest single U.S. homebuilding effort in Habitat for Humanity’s history.
- Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (North Carolina) and local custom home builder Tom Gipson formed a partnership.
- They recruited 12 additional professional homebuilders to build one house each in a five-day period, donating as much of the materials as possible.
- The results were astounding: Twelve homes were completed in five days at a total cost to Habitat (not including land) of $84,000.
- In addition to the donated labor and materials, the builders raised $100,000 in cash donations.