Habitat for Humanity tops Builder 100 list for private US homebuilders

ATLANTA (May 25, 2016) – Builder magazine has ranked Habitat for Humanity as the No. 1 private homebuilder on Builder 100, its annual listing of the largest U.S. homebuilders. This is the second year in a row Habitat has been recognized as a top builder of affordable housing in the U.S.

Each year, Builder compiles data from U.S. builders and ranks them by the number of closings for Builder 100. With 3,237 closings in 2015, Habitat topped the private homebuilder list and placed No. 16 on the comprehensive list.

“We are honored to be recognized as the top private homebuilder on this year’s Builder 100,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “This is a wonderful achievement for us and it could not have been accomplished without the support of our donors and volunteers, who help us empower families through shelter in every community we work in throughout the U.S.”

Habitat works in nearly 1,400 communities across the country, helping families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future for themselves through decent and affordable housing. In fiscal year 2015, 9,888 individuals in the U.S. partnered with Habitat to build or improve places they can call home.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.