We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Habitat for Humanity was first imagined at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Founded by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan in 1942, Koinonia Farm was committed to community and racial equity.
In 1973, Clarence, along with Millard and Linda Fuller, developed the concept of “partnership housing,” which emphasizes people working side by side to build decent, affordable homes. This sparked the idea for Habitat for Humanity International, which was founded in 1976. Today, Habitat affiliates work in more than 1,400 communities and 70 countries.