Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Emma Bressler

Habitat for Humanity was founded in Americus, Georgia in 1976 by Miller and Linda Fuller. This is a program was developed by partnership housing for people in need of adequate housing. The person who will be living in that house works side by side with volunteers renovate an affordable house. New homeowners’ house payments would be no-interest loans provided by supporters, and money earned by fundraising. This makes it affordable for people in very bad situations to own a home.

Habitat for Humanity is an international program, helping families in need. Cleveland has its own development of habitat for humanity which was implemented 29 years ago. They have helped 225 families since they have had a home in Cleveland. 800 children now have stable and affordable homes which will not be taken away.

As a kid I was constantly moving around due to money issues. I have only lived in one house for longer than two years. Moving like that is hard because once you make friends on a street or in the neighborhood you have to move. Habitat for Humanity is helping me and my mom get a house in Cleveland. Although I will not be living in Lakewood anymore, I am grateful that Habitat has given us the opportunity to own a house for the first time.

The work Habitat does for families around the world is amazing. Habitat is always looking for new volunteers, and even if you just need the hours for college applications you will be making a difference in so many lives.