Habitat for Humanity International Builds 60,000th House
September, 20 1997 - Habitat for Humanity International marked a significant milestone this week as the walls were raised on the 60,000th Habitat house built worldwide in the past 21 years. The house was built by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers, who represented congregations from the Christian, Bahai, Jewish and Muslim faiths, as well as the Dallas Junior League and a Texas state prison.
Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International, presented the house keys to the new homeowners during the dedication ceremony, which concluded Dallas Habitat’s observance of Building on Faith Week 1997. Fuller then traveled to Honduras to dedicate Habitat’s 60,001st house, built by the Seis de Mayo Habitat affiliate near San Pedro Sula.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. Habitat works in partnership with people in need to build simple, decent shelter that is sold at no profit, through no-interest loans. To date, Habitat has worked in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 53 other countries.