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2006–2010 Timeline: One Habitat

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During the week of June 5–9, 2006, more than 1,000 professional homebuilders build more than 400 homes during Habitat for Humanity's first national Home Builders Blitz project.
Habitat for Humanity opens its new administrative headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, joining a cluster of international nonprofits that call Atlanta home.
The 1,000th tsunami-recovery house constructed in Sri Lanka is dedicated.

Habitat hosts a leadership conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in celebration of 30 years of building decent, affordable shelter in partnership with families in need.

Women Build kicks off "First Families Building Homes Across America," an initiative that unites governors' spouses and other local and statewide leaders and women volunteers to construct Habitat homes in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.

Habitat for Humanity announces that in the two years since the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami, the organization has assisted nearly 10,000 families with permanent housing in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Habitat celebrates the construction of its 1,000th and 1,001st hurricane-recovery houses built along the U.S. Gulf Coast in May.

Habitat relocates its Europe Central Asia office from Budapest, Hungary to Bratislava, Slovakia.

More than 60 volunteers gather in Archbishop Desmond Tutu's name to build 12 houses in seven days as part of the first Desmond Tutu Community Build.

Habitat for Humanity launches an online advocacy tool on the organization's Web site to allow supporters to voice their opinions to U.S. policymakers on issues related to affordable housing.

Habitat's U.S. affiliates tithe more than $15.5 million, a 30 percent increase in giving from FY2006.

Habitat is named the 16th largest homebuilder in the United States.

The Youth Programs department celebrates its 20th year with a youth leadership conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 25th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project is held on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Habitat celebrates the construction of its 50,000th house in Africa and the Middle East.

Habitat's 300,000th house is built in Naples, Florida; the 300,001st is built in Zacapa, Guatemala. Habitat's 300,000th house is built in Naples, Florida; the 300,001st is built in Zacapa, Guatemala.

Habitat is named the 14th largest homebuilder in the U.S. and the 14th top charitable organization.
Lumber from the 2008 Rockefeller Christmas Tree is donated to Habitat for Humanity – New York City.

Habitat for Humanity unveils its Build Louder advocacy campaign, which focuses on neighborhood revitalization and secure tenure policies.

Collegiate Challenge celebrates its 20th anniversary in Miami. In those 20 years, more than 166,000 students have raised $15.5 million for affordable housing.

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act becomes law—resulting in about 120 more National Service members becoming available to 50 more Habitat affiliates.

Habitat World magazine celebrates 25 years and receives top honors at the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s annual GAMMA awards.

Approximately 7,000 women at more than 200 Habitat affiliates, help build homes during Habitat’s second annual National Women Build Week.

Habitat for Humanity is ranked as the largest private homebuilder in the U.S. and the 11th largest overall homebuilder, according to Builder Magazine’s 2008 Builder 100 list.

Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is introduced to encourage holistic community development.

Habitat and The Home Depot Foundation announce national expansion of “Partners in Sustainable Building,” a program to help more than 5,000 Habitat families build green homes.

More than 500 AmeriCorps and VISTA members and alumni build 20 houses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during the 2009 AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon.

In recognition of World Habitat Day, Habitat launches “It All Starts at Home” photo petition on Flickr to remind government leaders of the importance of safe, decent and affordable homes. More than 1,500 photos were submitted.

At least 82 World Habitat Day events were hosted by U.S. Habitat affiliates, and at least 26 events were hosted internationally.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Washington, D.C., as part of a 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter helps launch If I Had a Hammer, a new book about Habitat for young readers.

Approximately 3,000 volunteers help build or repair 166 houses during the JRCWP: Mekong Build 2009. Work was done in Thailand, China, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Habitat helps more than 61,000 low-income families around the world with new or improved housing in 2009.
Wood from the 2009 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is milled into lumber for a Habitat for Humanity home in nearby Stamford, Conn.

After a devastating earthquake strikes Haiti, Habitat pledges to help 50,000 Haitian families improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat is awarded an $11 million HUD grant to help build at least 617 homes in partnership with low-income individuals and families.

Habitat assists in earthquake cleanup and reconstruction after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Chile, 200 miles southwest of Santiago.

2010 U.S. Olympians help Habitat build six homes in Washington, D.C., as part of Olympic Build Day.

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, local Habitat affiliates in all 50 states worked with construction crews of Women Build volunteers to help build more than 200 houses.

Habitat launches its 2010 PSA campaign entitled, “What will you build?”

More than 500 Habitat AmeriCorps and VISTA members help build, rehabilitate or repair 20 homes in Cedar Rapids, Iowa during the annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon.

Habitat ranks No. 8 on the Builder 100 list, marking the first time it has been among the top 10 biggest homebuilders in the United States.

Five years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Habitat marks the completion of 2,219 homes built, 994 homes repaired and 2,500 houses cleaned of debris in the region.

Former President and First Lady kick off the 27th annual Carter Work Project on World Habitat Day, joining 1,000 volunteers to build, rehabilitate and repair 86 homes in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Birmingham, Alabama.

Habitat honors President and Mrs. Carter for their 27 years of service with a gala celebration.

Habitat has rehabilitated, repaired or helped build more than 400,000 houses and served more than 2 million people worldwide.

The 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is donated to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Newburgh, N.Y.