Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization that partners with people in need to ensure they are provided simple, affordable housing, or assistance with the restoration of a home already owned. The organization has been around since it was founded by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1978 during their visit to Georgia. The couple became acquainted with the concept of people working side by side along with volunteers to help build decent, affordable housing for persons of poverty. It wasn’t long before the founders branched out to International territories. Habitat’s vision became, “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Thanks to the Habitat for Humanity and their ongoing pursuit to ensure decent affordable housing to all in need, they have provided over “500,000 houses, sheltering 2.5 million people worldwide.”  

On the other hand, there are strict qualifications that are imposed on those in need of housing. Of course the beginning is always great. You have to be a citizen and prove you have a steady income. Then comes the part that most poverty stricken persons don’t have: good credit, a monthly income that falls within some set limits and a savings account with actual monies in it. The theory of Habitat for Humanity is wonderful, the reality is harsh. How many people actually are approved for the program, and how long does it take to begin the house building process? These are the questions that the website does not answer. They however provide inquirers with a telephone number if they have any additional questions. It has also been stated that since the builders are volunteers, it may be difficult to get someone in your timeframe due to the fact that the volunteers have full-time jobs and other obligations.

As stated earlier, the Habit for Humanity program is a wonderful program even though there are obstacles. Just the idea that there is hope of owning your own home regardless of your economic circumstances is considered a blessing....