Habitat for Humanity International's annual reports and 990 forms
Why We Build: Homes, Communities and Hope
In fiscal year 2012, Habitat for Humanity served a record 94,618 families worldwide through construction, rehabilitation and repairs. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has helped more than 600,000 families break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives. Long-term, generational change begins with a decent home.
The many roads home
Habitat for Humanity served a record 81,399 families worldwide in fiscal year 2011 through construction, rehabilitation and repairs. Despite the economic downturn, Habitat expanded its toolkit of housing services. We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all housing solution. Instead, there are many ways to help and, indeed, many roads home.
What we build
In fiscal year 2010, nearly 75,000 families were served by Habitat worldwide―almost triple the number of five years ago. Habitat and its homeowners, volunteers and partners build so much more than houses for these families, however. We build community, friendships, health, tolerance, construction skills and financial literacy. We build—through the grace of God—a better world.
How hope grows
Despite the struggling economy, more than 61,000 families were served by Habitat worldwide in fiscal year 2009―a record number served in a single year. We intend to come out of this financial crisis a stronger organization. We will do that by staying true to our roots—by continuing to demonstrate God’s love to a world that needs it more than ever.
2009 Vision Awards winner, League of American Communications Professionals. Voted “Best among nonprofits of its size worldwide” and “Most creative in the Americas region.” Ranked among the top 50 annual reports out of 4,000 entries from 20 countries.
More than ever
Habitat for Humanity served more than 55,000 families in fiscal year 2008. But the numbers of families needing decent, affordable housing rose as economic crisis forced more and more people into slums and homelessness. Habitat is responding by valuing innovation, hard work and dedication to its mission and staying open to the possibility of the Holy Spirit leading to new possibilities.
2008 Vision Awards winner, League of American Communications Professionals: Voted “Best among nonprofits of its size worldwide.”
Thanks to the support from countless friends in fiscal year 2007, Habitat doubled the number of new houses, rehabilitations and repairs compared to just two years ago. In the process, Habitat helped change the lives not only of those who live in the homes, but of those who helped build them as well.
Opening more doors
Setting records was the highlight of fiscal year 2006. Habitat for Humanity raised more money, made new partnerships, inspired thousands of volunteers after hurricanes Katrina and Rita and pioneered new building techniques around the world.
Respecting our past, building for the future
Habitat moved toward the 200,000 house mark as leadership of the organization changed and a newly designed logo debuted. Despite the challenge of these changes, Habitat for Humanity’s mission remains unchanged.
Real problems, real solutions
Substandard housing is a problem that plagues individuals, communities and entire nations around the world. Habitat for Humanity is solving the problem of substandard housing. At work in 89 nations, the ministry has housed more than 750,000 individuals in 3,000 communities.
Transforming lives and communities
This was a year of milestones for Habitat for Humanity International. During the Jimmy Carter Work Project in August 2000, in New York City, we dedicated the 100,000th and 101,000th Habitat houses. There, we strengthened our resolve to build 100,000 more houses before the end of 2005.