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A Record Year

On average, every 5.5 minutes a family is helped through Habitat’s construction programs

Published on Jan. 14, 2013

Habitat for Humanity served a record 94,618 families through new home construction, rehabilitation and repairs in fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012). This breaks the previous fiscal year’s record by more than 13,000 families.

In addition to housing construction efforts, Habitat for Humanity helped an additional 3,321 families establish legal rights to a house or land and provided 119,068 individuals with technical assistance, including financial literacy training and construction advice and training.

In 2012, Habitat for Humanity also surpassed its 600,000 home milestone, bringing the number of people served through better housing solutions to 3 million since the organization was founded in 1976.

Get a snapshot of Habitat’s work in nearly 80 countries around the world in our 2012 annual report, “Why We Build.”