Habitat seeks $5B – 2,000 affiliates at work

Habitat for Humanity is finishing its 100,000th home and plans to double its production in five years, the Associated Press reported Sept. 15.

Volunteers for the group, formed 24 years ago, built 50,000 homes in Habitat’s first 20 years, and another 50,000 in the last four years.

Started by Millard Fuller, a former millionaire, Habitat has 2,000 affiliates in 68 countries and finishes a home every 30 minutes.

Habitat plans to raise $5 billion so it can built its next 100,000 homes in five years.

Some critics say that, despite screening of prospective homeowners, financial counseling and no-interest loans, Habitat has had to evict some homeowners who fell behind on payments, AP said.

And because some Habitat homes are built in poor neighborhoods with high crime rates and cheap land, some families have had to move, AP said.

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