Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia was formed on January 18, 1985. Our first house was dedicated on July 12, 1986. Since that time, we have built 61 homes. Ground breaking on house #62 is planned to begin Fall of 2010.
We are currently a small affiliate in size, but large in vision and determination. We are steadfast on the belief that with God all things are possible! Our staff and volunteers are dedicated and committed to the mission of the Affiliate and the ReStore.
There are board and committee positions that need to be filled and we are looking for individuals that are committed to actively participating in our mission and vision for the future of Habitat in our communities
Millard and Linda Fuller, the founders of Habitat for Humanity, moved to Americus, Georgia and started a housing program called “Partnership Housing”. That was the beginning of what has become Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 and today is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Through current Habitat Homeowner mortgage payments, donations, ReStore Sales and by volunteer labor homes are built and sold to families in need at no profit and no interest. Habitat for Humanity is not a charity and does not give away money or housing. We offer “a hand up, not a hand out” by providing qualified families in need, a true opportunity to realize the dream of homeownership. “Partner” families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing by meeting financial requirements, and by staying current on their mortgage payments.
Today, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide.