Habitat for Humanity(often called "Habitat" for short) is a non-profit housing organization pursuing the vision of "a world where everyone has a decent place to live" It was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller at the Koinonia Farm, Americus, Georgia, the United States, where.
Millard Fuller and farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan developed the concepts of 'partnership housing" and the revolving "Fund for Humanity" centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses.
Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services.
Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow.
As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. Habitat is operated through Habitat for Humanity International(HFHI) incorporated in the United States and national organizations in many other countries in affiliation with HFHI.