Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County

509 East Jackson Street, Tampa, Florida 33602
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Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. The concept that grew into Habitat for Humanity was born at Koinonia Farm, an interracial, Christian community near Americus, Georgia. At Koinonia, the Fullers, together with farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan, developed the concepts of “partnership housing” and the “fund for humanity”. The ideas focused on those in need of adequate shelter working in partnership with volunteers to build decent housing. Homes were sold with zero interest mortgages and payments were returned to the “fund for humanity”, which when combined with donations, allowed the work to multiply.