Atlanta Habitat respected with Distinguished Affiliate Award during HFHI Global Conference

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is being famous for a work as a matter for area revitalization. The classification is one of 23 Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) affiliates to be comparison as an “Affiliate of Distinction.”

 Habitat for Humanity determined a Affiliates of Distinction module to respect internal Habitat organizations that accommodate or surpass best-practice standards and to defend their work opposite a Habitat network.

 In competing for a highly-coveted honor, Atlanta Habitat records a swell with lenient operative families and neighborhoods to flower in Atlanta.  The nonprofit homebuilder creates an annual estimated $6 million mercantile investment in Atlanta. In 2016, it partnered with some-more than 200 sponsors and new homebuyers to build scarcely 50 homes. The mercantile impact of these new homes creates some-more than $550,000 in skill taxes.  The classification finished $260,000 value of Repair with Kindness projects with homeowners in targeted Atlanta Habitat neighborhoods and acquired 138 lots for a destiny mixed-income/mixed-use subdivision.

 “We conclude this respect and are unapproachable to be partial of Habitat International’s network of 1,360 affiliates that trust everybody deserves a safe, decent place to live with opportunities to thrive,” says Darryl A. Hicks, Atlanta Habitat house chairman.

 With a stretched mission, Atlanta Habitat supports homebuyers over a build with preparation and scholarship programs to grasp goals that foster amicable mobility as good as mentoring initiatives for Atlanta Habitat children.

 “Homeownership is foundational for families to emanate fortitude and self-sufficiency, and in many instances, it changes a destiny of a subsequent generation. It is a matter for educational attainment, earning pursuit promotions, starting a business and most more. At a finish of a day, each Habitat associate is investing in genuine change for each homebuyer and a communities we serve,” says Lisa Y. Gordon, boss and CEO of Atlanta Habitat.

 Habitat for Humanity International deliberate 4 criteria for a honor: building a tolerable organization, building village impact, building zone impact and building governmental impact.

 Hicks, Gordon and a Atlanta Habitat executive group perceived a “Affiliate of Distinction” endowment during a 2017 Habitat for Humanity Global Conference in Atlanta Mar 29.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities by area revitalization, education, innovative growth and partnerships. As one of a largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat has built some-more than 1,400 houses—impacting a lives of some-more than 5,500 families and 168 neighborhoods—since 1983. In further to constructing quality, affordable, energy-efficient homes, a nonprofit homebuilder also rehabs existent structures and performs teenager repairs for subordinate homeowners. Houses are sole to first-time homebuyers by zero-interest mortgages in Atlanta and South Fulton County. Visit or follow us @atlantahabitat.