Mission and History
Habitat’s Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat’s Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Koinonia Farm (the idea that would one day become Habitat) outside of Americus, Georgia was founded by Clarence Jordan.
Fund for Humanity and the concept of partnership housing are created.
Millard & Linda Fuller take these ideas to Africa.
Habitat for Humanity is formed.
Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter join Habitat's efforts.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity was started.
Wood County Chapter built its first three homes in Bloomdale, Ohio.
Habitat for Humanity of Wood County became incorporated.
The 50th home in Wood County is built.
We adhere to Habitat for Humanity International policy that we will not proselytize, nor work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. This means that Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.