Habitat For Humanity Builds 5 Houses At International Builders’ Show
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 6 – Habitat for Humanity International is working with Cahners publishing company and several of the country’s top homebuilders to construct five houses at the Georgia World Congress Center this week in Atlanta as part of the National Association of Home Builders’ annual international trade show.
“Habitat for Humanity International wants to show the nation’s best and brightest homebuilders what we do, but more importantly why we do it,” said Millard Fuller, Habitat’s founder and president. “Our goal is to eliminate poverty housing from the face of the earth and we need everyone’s help to do that.”
Fuller will be available for interviews, along with a Habitat homeowner, at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the build site, located on Marietta Street beside the Georgia World Congress Center.
The project was organized by Cahners, which publishes Professional Builder and Professional Remodelor magazines. Professional homebuilders Pulte Homes, Centex Homes, Hedgewood Properties, Remodelors Council of the NAHB and First Home Builders each designed one of the houses in the build. The Wood Promotion Network donated all of the lumber being used in this week’s build.
Hundreds of volunteers have been building on the Habitat houses since the build’s kickoff on Monday. The homes will be transported to Atlanta area Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Milledgeville, Stone Mountain and urban Atlanta upon completion and bought by families partnering with Habitat. The houses will be dedicated to the homeowner families in a ceremony on Saturday. Those families are building on their own houses and will pay off no-profit, no-interest mortgages into a revolving fund that will be used to build more houses.
“This is a great chance for folks in Atlanta to come down and see what Habitat does every day with people who need a simple, decent place to live,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International. “People could spend their lunch hour downtown, hammering nails and helping someone in need.”
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 83 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.