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Habitat for Humanity International announces affiliates selected to participate in Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

Program encourages affiliates to expand services to reach more families in need of decent, affordable housing

ATLANTA (June 28, 2010) – Habitat for Humanity International announced this week that 163 U.S. affiliates will participate in the initial phase of its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. That effort will focus on improving housing conditions while partnering with other community organizations to provide services that enhance the overall quality of life across struggling neighborhoods.

“If we are going to help families thrive in healthy neighborhoods, we have to direct some significant efforts into healing America’s troubled communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “These affiliates will work together to develop strategies and create strong networks that can be used to address individual neighborhood issues.”

As part of the first phase, affiliates will receive training and guidance on how to revitalize communities through a variety of housing solutions and community development efforts.

“The affiliates selected to take part in the first phase of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative are a diverse group so that we can learn how NRI will work in as many different affiliate situations as possible,” said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of Habitat’s U.S. and Canada area office. “We’ll take lessons learned from this first phase and incorporate them as the program expands over time. The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative adds another dimension to our mission of providing families with decent, affordable places to live.”

In 2009, Habitat for Humanity International announced the formal launch of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Habitat affiliates were invited to apply to take part in the initiative, which encourages them to serve more families and to create more resilient and sustainable communities by offering a variety of services in addition to new house construction.

Through the initiative, Habitat affiliates, in collaboration with other community organizations, will collectively determine the projects that will be carried out locally. Habitat services may include new house construction, rehabilitation of vacant and foreclosed properties, house repairs for low-income homeowners, and weatherization to make houses more energy-efficient and affordable.

For a full list of Habitat affiliates that have been selected to participate in the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, visit the newsroom at www.habitat.org.

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, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org.

Affiliate

City

State

Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity

Fairfield

AL

Habitat for Humanity in Mobile County

Mobile

AL

Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County

Little Rock

AR

Habitat for Humanity East Bay

Oakland

CA

Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire

Bakersfield

CA

Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity

Temecula

CA

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Gardena

CA

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Inc.

Santa Ana

CA

Habitat for Humanity Riverside

Riverside

CA

Sacramento Habitat for Humanity

Sacramento

CA

San Diego Habitat for Humanity

San Diego

CA

Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo

CA

Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity

Milpitas

CA

“Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity, Inc.”

Suisun City

CA

Habitat for Humanity of Tulare County

Visalia

CA

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Oxnard

CA

Habitat for Humanity of Fort Collins

Fort Collins

CO

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County

Durango

CO

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Denver

CO

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity

Colorado Springs

CO

Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley

Longmont

CO

“Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc.”

New London

CT

“Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC, Inc.”

Washington

DC

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County

Wilmington

DE

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Georgetown

DE

Beaches Habitat for Humanity

Atlantic Beach

FL

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

Punta Gorda

FL

Habitat for Humanity of East Polk Co

Winter Haven

FL

Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough Co Florida Inc.

Tampa

FL

Indian River County Habitat for Humanity

Vero Beach

FL

“Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. c/o DBA Habijax HFH”

Jacksonville

FL

Lakeland Habitat for Humanity

Lakeland

FL

“Habitat for Humanity of Marion Co, Inc.”

Ocala

FL

“Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, Inc.”

Stuart

FL

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami

Miami

FL

“Habitat for Humanity DeKalb, Inc.”

Decatur

GA

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

Macon

GA

New Horizons Habitat for Humanity

Americus

GA

Valdosta-Lowndes Co. Habitat for Humanity

Valdosta

GA

Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs

IA

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Des Moines

IA

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

Iowa City

IA

Habitat for Humanity North Idaho

Hayden

ID

Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs

Chicago Heights

IL

Habitat for Humanity Lake County

Waukegan

IL

Habitat for Humanity of McLean County

Bloomington

IL

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity

Aurora

IL

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville

Evansville

IN

Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Kansas City

KS

Habitat for Humanity of Madison & Clark Counties

Richmond

KY

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville

Louisville

KY

Habitat for Humanity Calcasieu Area

Lake Charles

LA

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Lafayette

LA

Habitat for Humanity of Ouachita

Monroe

LA

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West

Mandeville

LA

Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod

West Yarmouth

MA

Habitat for Humanity Central Berkshire

Pittsfield

MA

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell

Westford

MA

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

Boston

MA

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Worchester

MA

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts

Fitchburg

MA

Caroline County Habitat for Humanity

Denton

MD

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Baltimore

MD

Harford Habitat for Humanity

Bel Air

MD

Sandtown Habitat for Humanity

Baltimore

MD

Bay County Habitat for Humanity

Bay City

MI

Blue Water Habitat for Humanity

Port Huron

MI

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity

Flint

MI

Habitat for Humanity Detroit

Detroit

MI

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity

Holland

MI

Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County

Adrian

MI

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Monroe

MI

Saginaw Habitat for Humanity

Saginaw

MI

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity

Saint Cloud

MN

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity

Brainerd

MN

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis

MN

Kansas City Habitat for Humanity

Kansas City

MO

“Habitat for Humanity Springfield, Missouri”

Springfield

MO

Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland Area

Bay Saint Louis

MS

Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity

Hattiesburg

MS

Habitat for Humanity Metro Jackson

Jackson

MS

Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley

Kalispell

MT

Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley

Belgrade

MT

Habitat for Humanity of Missoula

Missoula

MT

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana

Butte

MT

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Asheville

NC

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County

Concord

NC

Caldwell County Habitat for Humanity

Lenoir

NC

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

Wilmington

NC

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

Hickory

NC

Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Durham

NC

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County

Winston Salem

NC

“Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne, Inc.”

Goldsboro

NC

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro

Greensboro

NC

Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County

Statesville

NC

Habitat for Humanity of Matthews

Matthews

NC

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity

Cornelius

NC

Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills

Aberdeen

NC

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Raleigh

NC

Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity

Grand Island

NE

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Omaha

NE

Metro Camden Habitat for Humanity

Camden

NJ

Morris Habitat for Humanity

Mine Hill

NJ

Paterson Habitat for Humanity

Paterson

NJ

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

Newburgh

NY

Habitat for Humanity New York City

New York

NY

Habitat for Humanity Dayton

Dayton

OH

Habitat for Humanity Firelands

Huron

OH

Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus

Columbus

OH

Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity

Toledo

OH

Habitat for Humanity of Portage County

Ravenna

OH

Habitat for Humanity of Summit County Inc.

Akron

OH

TriState Habitat for Humanity

Cincinnati

OH

Bend Area Habitat for Humanity

Bend

OR

“Habitat for Humanity of Bucks Co, Inc.”

Chalfont

PA

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Harrisburg Area

Harrisburg

PA

Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity

Lancaster

PA

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

Norristown

PA

“Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Inc.”

Philadelphia

PA

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh

Duquesne

PA

Habitat for Humanity Reading/Berks

Reading

PA

Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County

Moncks Corner

SC

Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity

Columbia

SC

Charleston Habitat for Humanity

Charleston

SC

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Greenville

SC

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

Johns Island

SC

Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity

Rapid City

SD

Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity

Brookings

SD

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls

SD

Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland

Cleveland

TN

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Memphis

TN

Loudon County Habitat for Humanity

Loudon

TN

Putnam County Habitat for Humanity

Cookeville

TN

Austin Habitat for Humanity

Austin

TX

Habitat for Humanity of El Paso

El Paso

TX

Houston Habitat for Humanity

Houston

TX

Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County

Beaumont

TX

“Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County, Texas”

Plano

TX

Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Fort Worth

TX

Waco Habitat for Humanity

Waco

TX

Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity

Salt Lake City

UT

Habitat for Humanity of Utah County

Orem

UT

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

Charlottesville

VA

Danville & Pittsylvania Co Habitat for Humanity

Danville

VA

Peninsula Habitat for Humanity

Newport News

VA

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity

Richmond

VA

Habitat for Humanity of the Roanoke Valley

Roanoke

VA

Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County

Winchester

VA