History – Timeline & Milestones (1990-1994)

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Millard in Americus – 19931990

Linda and Millard Fuller receive Temple Award for Creative Altruism from Institute of Noetic Sciences

The first cross-border Jimmy Carter Work Project is held in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, Calif.

Abilene, Texas, becomes Habitat’s 500th U.S. affiliate

Millard and Linda Fuller’s book, The Excitement is Building, is published.

Bo and Emma Johnson, the first housing partners at Koinonia, pay off their mortgage

The first overseas Campus Chapter is formed at the University of Technology in Lae, Papua New Guinea.

1991

Habitat’s 10,000th house is built. Ernestine Higgins in Atlanta, Ga., is the proud homeowner

HFHI’s 15th anniversary is held in Columbus, Ohio hosted by the former Ohio governor and HFHI board member, Dick Celeste

Habitat’s first all-women-built house is completed in Charlotte, N.C.

1992 Easter Morning Build 1993

Millard receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from Georgia State Holiday Commission

Hurricane Andrew strikes south Florida — all 27 Habitat houses in the Miami, Florida, area survive.

The first Native American affiliate is approved. HFHI’s Native Peoples Initiative partners with multiple tribes.

The Sumter County Initiative (SCI) is launched with the goal to eliminate poverty housing in Americus and Sumter County, Ga., by the year 2000.

Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Al Gore help build a Habitat house in Atlanta, Ga.

1993

The Entebbe Initiative is approved at HFHI board meeting held in Uganda, putting more responsibility for Habitat building outside the U.S. into the hands of National Partners.

HFHI completes its 20,000th house worldwide during a 20-house blitz build in Americus, Ga. The 20/20,000 Project kicked off the Sumter County Initiative (SCI).

The 1,000th Habitat house in India is completed. From Our House to Yours, HFHI’s first of three in the Partners in the Kitchen Cookbook series is published, edited by Linda Fuller

1994 Homeowner in the DR receives Bible 1993

Linda and Millard Fuller receive the Harry S. Truman Public Service Award, Independence, Mo.

The 1,000th U.S. affiliate — Nelson County HFH, Roseland, Va. — is approved.

HFHI completes its 30,000th house worldwide with the 30/30,000 Blitz Build in Americus, Ga.

A devastating earthquake shakes Los Angeles, Calif., and floods hit Georgia — all Habitat houses in both areas survive.

The first Jimmy Carter Work Project on an American Indian reservation is held in Eagle Butte, S.D.

HFHI is named the 17th largest homebuilder in the U.S.

Pensacola, Fla. breaks the record for the fastest built Habitat house finishing in five hours, 57 minutes and 13 seconds.

The Theology of the Hammer, Millard Fuller’s book outlining the biblical basis for HFHI, is published.

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