Home Builders Blitz history and facts
More than 1,500 homes have been built, rehabilitated or repaired through Home Builders Blitz since 2002.
Home Builders Blitz took place in June 2015, successfully launching its new annual format with more than 200 families served and 55 affiliates participating.
To date, 1,317 homes have been constructed, including the four Home Builders Blitz projects, 2007 off-year local builds and the pilot projects that preceded the first national build.
In 2014, 250 new homes were constructed, and existing homes were also rehabbed or substantially repaired.
“This house means a future,” says Home Builders Blitz volunteer, Kim Jefferson, “It means stability.”“This house means a future,” says Home Builders Blitz volunteer, Kim Jefferson, “It means stability.”
2012’s Home Builders Blitz brought 193 additional homes with the help and partnerships from 74 affiliates and their builders.
It also incorporated rehabs and repairs for the first time, and we are encouraging affiliates to partner in doing rehabs and repairs again in 2014.
During this event, in spite of a downturn in the building industry, 110 affiliates partnered with builders to complete 263 homes in 34 states.
As a result of the first three Home Builders Blitzes, professional homebuilders and Habitat affiliates partnered together to construct and renovate a total of 734 homes.
More than 1,000 professional homebuilders teamed with 130 Habitat affiliates across the United States, working on 459 homes to provide housing for nearly 2,000 people.
This was the largest single U.S. homebuilding effort in Habitat for Humanity’s history.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County (North Carolina) and local custom home builder Tom Gipson formed a partnership.
They recruited 12 additional professional homebuilders to build one house each in a five-day period, donating as much of the materials as possible.
The results were astounding: Twelve homes were completed in five days at a total cost to Habitat (not including land) of $84,000.
In addition to the donated labor and materials, the builders raised $100,000 in cash donations.