PRESS RELEASE: Marking Linda Fuller’s 75th birthday in 2016

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Fuller Center for Housing to mark 75th birthday of Linda Fuller — “The First Lady of Affordable Housing” — in 2016


As the co-founder of Habitat for Humanity in 1976 and then The Fuller Center for Housing in 2005, Linda Fuller has spent nearly her entire adult life helping families have simple, decent places to live. Thanks to the efforts of Linda and her late husband Millard Fuller, millions of people have moved out of shacks and slums and into safe houses around the world.

“Linda has long held that the old adage ‘behind every successful man is a good woman’ is inaccurate,” Fuller Center President David Snell said. “It should say that ‘beside every successful man is a good woman’ and she has proven this correction to be true. While Millard’s is the name that is most associated with their housing ministry, he was the first to say that without Linda at his side it wouldn’t have happened.”

Linda will turn 75 on February 17, but Fuller Center partners, volunteers and supporters will be celebrating the occasion throughout the first three months of 2016. There will be a Lind-A Hand Build for Women and celebration on March 19 in Macon, Georgia, as well as a nationwide campaign to honor “The First Lady of Affordable Housing” and raise $75,000 to build and repair homes in her honor.

“Linda Fuller is still swinging hammers on job sites, and, more importantly, she remains an inspiration to those determined to build a better world,” Fuller Center Director of Communications Chris Johnson said. “She is a genuine American hero who has never sought the spotlight for herself, but her legacy of service should be celebrated. Too few people know the story of this incredible servant leader.”

For more details about the life of Linda Fuller, see her biography page at

To set up interviews or discuss story possibilities, contact Fuller Center Director of Communications Chris Johnson at or 229-924-2900.


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