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1977–1983 Timeline: Spreading the Word

Spreading the Word
Habitat for Humanity International begins development of national partners to coordinate Habitat work in their own countries.
 
The first U.S. Habitat house built outside of Georgia is completed in 1979 in San Antonio, Texas.
1977
Clive Rainey joins Habitat for Humanity International as its first volunteer.

HFHI is formally incorporated under the laws of the state of Georgia, March 18.
1978
San Antonio, Texas becomes the first U.S. Habitat affiliate outside of Georgia.
1979
HFHI headquarters moves from Millard Fuller's law office to a renovated house next door.

The first Habitat house in Americus is built.

Guatemala becomes the first Habitat affiliate in Latin America.
1981
Habitat celebrates its fifth anniversary with a total of 14 U.S. and seven international affiliates. Houses built: 342.
1983
HFHI declares the third Sunday in September as the first International Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat.

HFHI celebrates its seventh anniversary in Indianapolis, Indiana.