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Habitat for Humanity International recognized for sound fiscal management by Charity Navigator

ATLANTA (Feb. 11, 2009) — Habitat for Humanity International has been given a four-star rating for sound fiscal management by Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator.

Approximately 5,000 organizations examined annually by Charity Navigator are evaluated on how responsibly they function and how well they can sustain programs over time. The four-star rating indicates that Habitat consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

“We are proud to receive this four-star rating,” said Mark Crozet, HFHI senior vice president for Development. “Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to being good stewards of our resources and to helping more families. We are always mindful of the responsibility we have for the resources entrusted to us.”

Habitat is a worldwide movement that has a presence in nearly 90 countries. On average, Habitat for Humanity serves a low-income family somewhere around the world every 10 minutes through new house construction, major house rehabilitation and house repairs.

Volunteer labor and donations of money and materials enable Habitat to sell homes to partner families at no profit and with affordable loans. Homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.