1996–1997 Timeline: Going unto all nations
- The Habitat for Humanity Web site debuts on May 1, 1996.
- Habitat celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gathering in Atlanta, followed by a 20-house blitz build in Habitat's hometown of Americus, Georgia.
- Habitat dedicates its 50,000th house worldwide in Pensacola, Florida. The 50,001st house is celebrated in Mexico City. The house also represents the 6,500th Habitat house built in Mexico.
Habitat for Humanity begins building in its 50th nation, Romania.
Jimmy Carter Work Project participants—500 strong—gather in Vác, Hungary to build 10 houses.
India's first affiliate, HFH Khammam, celebrates its 12th anniversary and dedicates its 1,000th house.
- Oprah Winfrey launches her "Build an Oprah House" Project.
Habitat's 60,000th house is dedicated in Dallas, Texas.
Leaders of the United States Congress kick off National Homeownership Week by beginning work with Habitat on "The Houses That Congress Built."
Habitat celebrates 10 years of formal partnership with students through its Youth Programs department.