Saturday, December 18, 2010

Habitat for humanity has built or restored over 400,000 homes since its founding in 1976

Screw sub prime mortgages. The better way to get a house

From the Habitat For Humanity Web site:

ATLANTA (Dec. 13, 2010) – Habitat for Humanity surpassed its 400,000 house milestone during its most recent fiscal year. Since the nonprofit organization was founded in 1976, its self-help, hand-up model has resulted in rehabilitated, repaired or new housing for more than 2 million people worldwide.

The Flower City Habitat for Humanity, Rochester, NY.

Genesee County, NY Habitat for Humanity, Batavia, NY

RIT (Rochester Institute Of Technology) students helped build the sustainable Habitat home on Whitney Street in Rochester, NY last Spring, 2010. To read more about the project, click here.

Habitat for Humanity values justice, equity, and compassion in human relations, the 2nd principle of Unitarian Universalism, and hard work.
Habitat is a good example of people working within a practical theology of radically realized eschatology, that is, making heaven on earth.

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