1984–1989 Timeline: Building on a dream
- The excitement generated by the annual Jimmy Carter Work Project raises awareness of Habitat's work.
- Global Village facilitates short-term work trips in which volunteers fund and build Habitat houses in participating countries around the world.
- Habitat World, a publication about Habitat's work, is introduced.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn become Habitat partners. The first Jimmy Carter Work Project is held in New York City.
The tithe program is written into Habitat's U.S. affiliate covenant.
- The first Habitat affiliate in Canada is approved.
HFHI celebrates its 10th anniversary with a 1,000-mile walk from Americus, Georgia to Kansas City, Missouri. The walk is led by Millard and Linda Fuller.
- HFHI headquarters moves to 121 Habitat Street in Americus.
The Habitat for Humanity International board of directors approves the Youth Programs department. The first campus chapter is at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
- HFHI celebrates its 12th anniversary with a twelve hundred-mile walk from Portland, Maine to Atlanta, Georgia.
The first affiliate in Australia begins.
High school students become a part of the Youth Programs family when Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia forms the first secondary school campus chapter.
Habitat's Global Village short-term mission program, which offers vacation builds around the world, is established. The Global Village and Corporate Donor departments are established.
- Hurricane Hugo hits South Carolina; all Habitat homes in the state survive the storm.