Fourteen U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliates recognized for their innovation, leadership and impact


ATLANTA – March 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Habitat for Humanity International named 14 “Affiliates of Distinction” for their achievements in serving the affordable housing needs of their local communities during Habitat’s biennial U.S. Affiliate Conference.

Fourteen Habitat for Humanity affiliates were selected as “Affiliates of Distinction” during Habitat’s biennial U.S. Affiliate Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
“These Habitat affiliates have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in engaging their communities and addressing the affordable housing needs of low-income families in the areas they serve,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are honored to celebrate their successes. Their efforts inspire us all to work harder toward our shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

The 2015-2017 awardees include:

Austin Habitat for Humanity (Texas)
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (Michigan)
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (Iowa)
Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley (Michigan)
Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte (North Carolina)
Habitat for Humanity of East Bay/Silicon Valley (California)
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (California)
Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco (California)
Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County (Indiana)
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County (Washington)
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (Wisconsin)
Our Towns of North Mecklenburg-Iredell County (North Carolina)
Portland/East Metro Habitat for Humanity (Oregon)
Sacramento Habitat for Humanity (California)
Launched in 2013, recipients maintain their recognition for two years, after which they reapply for the following award period.

Habitat affiliates considered for the honor were reviewed by seven criteria: sustainable and green building; overall organizational leadership; community development; financial sustainability; alignment with Habitat for Humanity’s strategic plan; effective use of technology to better communication with the public; and support for Habitat’s global mission.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit