One year after the Haiti earthquake, Habitat announces that its Disaster Response program has benefited nearly 24,000 families through emergency, transitional and permanent housing solutions.
In October 2011, Habitat marks a major milestone when it dedicates its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and begins construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, New Jersey.
Lumber milled from the 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is used by volunteers to help build a Habitat for Humanity home where the Exantus family, formally of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will live.
Habitat is recognized as one of the most innovative international development organizations by being selected as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator.
The first Habitat for Humanity volunteers travel to Japan to assist families affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake.
Habitat is named the sixth largest homebuilder in the United States.
Habitat’s national Cars for Homes vehicle donation program reaches a $10 million milestone in funds raised for Habitat affiliates since its inception in 2003.
Groundbreaking begins on Habitat’s permanent housing community in Léogâne, Haiti, an area considered to be the epicenter of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.
Steve Thomas, the Emmy Award-winning television personality and former host of home improvement shows This Old House and Renovation Nation, becomes a spokesperson for Habitat.