Habitat for Humanity Pushed as Policy Model
Influenced by the Habitat for Humanity philosophy of empowering the poor to improve their own lives, former President Jimmy Carter revealed April 5 that he had recently discussed low-income housing with the Clinton administration and urged it to incorporate Habitat's ideals into public policy. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, along with actress Jane Fonda, were among 450 volunteers from at least 44 U.S. states and eight countries who came to Americus, Georgia, where Habitat is headquartered, to build 20 homes for dedication on Good Friday.
Habitat volunteers work along with prospective owners to refurbish or build affordable housing in their communities. The 20th home …
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Publication information: Article title: Habitat for Humanity Pushed as Policy Model. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Christian Century. Volume: 110. Issue: 14 Publication date: April 28, 1993. Page number: 448. © 2009 The Christian Century Foundation. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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