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Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit non-denominational Christian housing organization This wonderful organization welcomes any volunteers that want to help build simple decent and affordable houses for those who are less fortunate This organization was started because of major need for affordable housing There are currently 30 million households in the US with housing problems 145 million households qualify for government aid but yet only 41 million are actually receiving aid In addition there are 109 million individuals living in worst-case housing situations of which 36 million are children 14 million are elderly and 13 million are disabled adults Habitat for Humanity started in 1976 and since then has built more that 100000 houses in more than 79 different countries including around 30000 houses in America alone This wonderful organization was founded by Millard Fuller and his wife Linda Fuller Habitat for Humanity has more than 1900 affiliates worldwide that help plan and coordinate these projects Our local affiliate is the Habitat for Humanity The houses made by Habitat for Humanity are afforded by low-income families because the houses are sold at no profit and with no interest on the mortgage In addition because homeowners and volunteers build the houses and because individuals corporations faith groups and others provide financial support these houses are easily afforded These houses are offered to families according to their need their ability to repay the no-profit no interest mortgage and their willingness to work with the organization Homeowners work with the organization by investing hundreds of hours of their own labor called sweat equity into building their Habitat house and the houses of others Therefore by the time a family gets their own house they have worked very hard and ultimately deserve it Here is one example of how Habitat for Humanity changed a Hawaii families life A beachfront address typically conjures up images of living in paradise But for Vernon and Harrine Ceno living in
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