Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization whose participants, representing many different faiths and diverse backgrounds, are bound by the common goal of helping people own decent homes who would otherwise not be able to do so. Habitat was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, GA. Since its inception Habitat has built over 100,000 homes worldwide. The Needham Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Home committee is a Partner of the Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston affiliate, which has built 50 homes in the Boston area since 1987.
"Needham Interfaith Habitat was founded by the Needham Clergy Association and was formed in September 2002. This team has drawn upon all faith communities in Needham, and they volunteer their time to this organization. We are affiliated with the Greater Boston Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and have forged a good working relationship during our startup phase. The Boston chapter of Habitat for Humanity has a large and successful track record in developing homes in the Boston area – both urban and suburban. Their expertise and guidance has been instrumental in starting our land acquisition, construction and family selection teams."