Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut helped Habitat for Humanity achieve the rank of No. 8 on the Builder 100 list, marking the first time the nonprofit has been among the top 10 biggest builders in the U.S. The list also shows Habitat, with 5,294 closings last year, moved up three spots in 2009 from its 2008 ranking of No. 11.
In 2009 Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut (HFHSECT) celebrated three closings: two home rehabilitations and one new construction. Thus far, in 2010, HFHSECT has closed on three homes: one home rehabilitation and two new home constructions, including the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Habitat for Humanity home in the state. Construction of the LEED house focused on creating a home which is both environmentally and financially sustainable, and HFHSECT will incorporate the lessons learned throughout the construction of the LEED home into future construction projects. The affiliate is currently in the process of four home rehabilitations and two new home constructions.
“We are extremely appreciative of all our partners who make it possible for us to continue to serve the families who need us the most,” said Executive Director Terri O’Rourke.
Builder Magazine’s annual Builder 100 List compiles data provided by the nation’s builders, including their
“Habitat for Humanity affiliates have been working in more than 1,500 communities in the U.S. to ensure that more than 5,200 families had a new or renovated affordable home to live in last year,” said Mark Andrews, senior director of U.S. Operations for Habitat for Humanity International. “We could not have accomplished this work without the sustained support of local leaders, volunteers and donors.”