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Habitat for Humanity ranked as top private builder in U.S.

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Habitat builds take place throughout the U.S and the world.

 

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Volunteers work to build five new Habitat homes on London Porter Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ATLANTA (May 20, 2009) — Habitat for Humanity has been ranked as the largest private homebuilder in the United States and the 11th largest overall homebuilder according to Builder magazine‘s 2008 Builder 100 list.

“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the top homebuilders in this annual ranking,” said Kevin Campbell, Habitat’s director of Building Industry Relations. “We are grateful for the hard work of our affiliates and for the continued support of our many partners and donors across the country who help make simple, decent and affordable housing possible in partnership with families in need.”

Habitat for Humanity built 5,421 houses in the United States in 2008.

The Builder magazine ranking only represents Habitat’s work in the United States. Habitat also has a presence in nearly 90 countries around the world and last year served more than 55,000 families with new home construction, major renovations, repairs and other home improvements.

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.