You are here

1990–1992 Timeline: Gifts and growth

Gifts and growth

More than half of all Habitat houses are built outside the United States, many in developing nations.
 
Thousands of students participate in Collegiate Challenge each year, using their school breaks to build houses with Habitat affiliates around the world.
1990
Abilene, Texas becomes the 500th U.S. affiliate.

Bo and Emma Johnson pay off their mortgage on the first Koinonia Partnership home.

The first international Campus Chapter begins at the University of Technology in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
1991
Habitat's 10,000th house is built. Ernestine Higgins in Atlanta, Georgia is the proud homeowner.

Habitat's first all-women-built house is completed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The first Habitat ReStore opens in Winnipeg, Canada. Habitat ReStores are retail outlets where quality used and surplus building materials donated from outside companies and organizations are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Proceeds from ReStores help local affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses within the community.
1992
The first Native American affiliate is approved to address the desperate need for decent housing throughout America's Indian reservations.

The Sumter County Initiative begins with the goal to eliminate poverty housing in Americus and Sumter County, Georgia by the year 2000.

U.S. President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore work on a Habitat for Humanity house in Atlanta, Georgia.

The first Habitat ReStore in the United States opens in Austin, Texas.