Essay on Habitat for Humanity

1719 Words Feb 13th, 2011 7 Pages
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, world-wide Christian housing ministry. Habitat for Humanity International seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. “Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.” Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 100,000
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How are donations distributed and used?
Donations, whether to a local Habitat affiliate or to Habitat for Humanity International, are used as designated by the donor.
Gifts received by HFHI that are designated to a specific affiliate or building project are forwarded to that affiliate or project.
Undesignated gifts are used where most needed and for administrative expenses.
HFHI’s most recent audited financial statements is available online.

Who controls and manages Habitat for Humanity International?
An ecumenical, international board of directors determines policy and oversees and guides the mission of Habitat for Humanity International.
Board members are dedicated volunteers who are deeply concerned about the problems of poverty housing around the world.
The HFHI headquarters office operates with an administrative staff, assisted by a core group of professional and support employees and supplemented by volunteers.
Each local Habitat affiliate is managed by its own local volunteer board.

How does Habitat work with the government?
Our Government Relations and Advocacy team works with legislators and housing regulators to increase support for affordable homeownership and eliminate poverty housing.
We monitor public policies related to housing, community and international development.
We advocate policy choices that increase access to decent, affordable housing for people around the world.
We accept government funds for infrastructure,

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