View the photo timeline for a look at Habitat for Humanity from its roots to today.
Habitat for Humanity International began as an idea in the 1960s on Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Millard and Linda Fuller developed a Fund for Humanity in 1968, and during the next five years, two partnership houses were completed—one in Sumter County, Georgia and one in Zaire. In 1976, Habitat for Humanity International was formed.
Since then, Habitat has built over 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people with homes. Habitat has national partners in nearly 90 countries. There are special programs for all kinds of volunteers: youth, college students and women, to name a few, and there are unique partnerships with churches, corporate organizations and special programs. Disaster response has become an integral part of Habitat’s work as well.
Habitat is now an internationally-recognized ministry—in part because of its phenomenal growth and worldwide reach, but also because of special events like the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project and the Home Builders Blitz.
Explore Habitat for Humanity International’s rich history─ its beginnings, growth and milestones.