Our History

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian organization working to eliminate substandard housing from the world by building simple, decent houses with families in need. Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife Linda in Americus, Georgia. Since that time, Habitat has built over 300,000 houses. Habitat for Humanity's work is organized at the local level by more than 1,900 affiliates worldwide. Affiliates coordinate house building and select partner families.  Each local affiliate tithes a percentage of money raised locally for building additional homes in developing countries.
 
Habitat for Humanity was established in Greene County, Georgia, in 1996, by John Ludwig.  A charter was received from Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) in December of that year, forming Greene County Habitat for Humanity (Habitat).
 
The first Habitat house in Greene County was built in 1997.  With continued growing support of the community, through both monetary contributions and volunteer services, a total of 42 homes have been built by year-end 2013.   Four homes are built each year, continually adding to the total homes built.
 
Greene County Habitat for Humanity has been a tremendous asset and influence within the community.  It has attracted approximately 300 volunteers throughout the area and has obtained support from numerous individuals, churches and businesses, all collaborating together to provide adequate and affordable housing for those in need.  The ultimate goal is to end substandard housing within our county.  By working together with others in the community, together this goal can be achieved.