Millard & Linda Fuller

Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity, a Christian organization with “open arms” to all who want to be involved, to build affordable houses. Habitat for Humanity requires that the families who live in the homes participate in the building of them. Habitat has built more than 200,000 homes for families in more than 1,700 U.S. cities and 99 other countries. It is now the 15th largest home-builder in the U.S. and builds at least one house every 23 minutes of every day somewhere in the world. Read more on Millard & Linda Fuller.
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Social issues Millard & Linda Fuller addressed:

  • Inadequate housing
  • Poverty

Social issues that need to be addressed today:

  • Housing – One out of every seven poor families lives in severely inadequate housing.*
  • Poverty – According to a report prepared for Congress in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 5.1 million American households face “worst-case housing needs.” These families include some 3.6 million children, 1.6 million elderly adults and 1.3 million disabled adults.**

*The U.S. Census Bureau’s 1993 American Housing Survey
** The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Trends in Worst Case Housing 1978-1999 report, December 2003.