Habitat for Humanity tops BUILDER 100 list for private U.S. home builders

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CONTACT: Ruthie Dent
Director of Marketing and Special Projects
Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
910.483.0952
ruthie@fayettevillenchabitat.org
fayettevillenchabitat.org

 

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (May 31, 2016) – BUILDER magazine has ranked Habitat for Humanity as the No. 1 private home builder on BUILDER 100, its annual listing of the largest U.S. home builders. This is the second year in a row Habitat’s work across the country has been recognized as a top builder of affordable housing in the U.S.

Each year, BUILDER compiles data from U.S. builders and ranks them by the number of closings for BUILDER 100. With 3,237 closings in 2015, Habitat topped the private home builder list and placed No. 16 on the comprehensive list.

“This national ranking is a validation of our work and our goals to build affordable homes that are energy-efficient, easy to maintain, beautifying the community, and generating property tax revenue,” said Tammy Laurence, FAHFH executive director. “We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to broaden access to affordable housing to break the cycle of poverty.

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) is one of nearly 1,400 Habitat organizations in the U.S. and has worked in Cumberland County for 28 years, helping families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future for themselves through decent and affordable housing. In fiscal year 2015, 15 families partnered with FAHFH to build or improve places they can call home.

“We are honored to be recognized as the top private home builder on this year’s BUILDER 100,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “This is a wonderful achievement for us and it could not have been accomplished without the support of our donors and volunteers, who help us empower families through shelter in every community we work in throughout the U.S.”

About Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit fayettevillenchabitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

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Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
P. O. Box 3166 • 310 Green Street Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910) 483-0952 • Fax: (910) 486-5472
office@fayettevillenchabitat.org
Habitat ReStore
3833 Bragg Blvd.
(910) 920-4657
restore@fayettevillenchabitat.org