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Habitat for Humanity is the sixth largest U.S. homebuilder for the second year according to annual survey(6/07/2012)

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, Inc. built and rehabilitated 4 homes in 2011, helping its national organization to rank as the sixth largest builder in the U.S., according to an annual survey completed by BUILDER magazine.

Neighborhood revitalization has proven to be our priority. This term relates to families served versus houses built. Our mission relates to improved lives, whether in helping with flood relief, or providing a family an opportunity to escape poverty housing through the purchase of simple decent housing,” states Jeff Clark, Executive Director.

BUILDER, a publication for the residential construction industry, annually compiles data from U.S. builders and ranks them by the number of closings. Habitat built or rehabilitated 4,970 homes across the United States and is the only non-publicly traded company in the top ten ranking. The organization made an additional 2,795 house repairs to existing homes, which were not accounted for in the survey.

I’m very proud of the work of our more than 1,500 affiliates in the U.S.,” said Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International CEO. “The fact that they are continuing to build and rehab homes in these difficult economic times is a testament to their resource-fulness and their commitment to families, affordable housing and communities they serve. We are grateful to our donors and volunteers whose generosity makes this work possible.”

Habitat ranked sixth on the list last year and first made the top 10 in 2010 as the eighth largest builder.

This year the Schenectady County Habitat affiliate plans to build or rehab 5 homes.

Read how Habitat has completed two LEED certified homes in Schenectady this year; 2 more will be completed next year. The houses planned for LEED Certification are 325 and 329 Schenectady Street and 841 and 881 Hillside Avenue. See LEED Press Release below.

August, 2012 Carpenter's Journal

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