Habitat for Humanity Case Study

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Case Study #2: Habitat for Humanity
Stephanie Eyler
Organizational Behavior
March 14, 2013

Out of the many non-profit organizations that are dedicated to helping others, there is one that is recognized as a leader in providing housing for those that would otherwise not have the opportunity for home ownership. With five area offices around the world, Habitat for Humanity is a leader in battling poverty housing. Since being founded in 1976, it has helped to build or repair over 600,000 homes, sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide on five continents and in 3,000 communities. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is to help “build a world where everyone has a decent place to live. “ Built on Christian beliefs, Habitat’s mission statement reflects these beliefs as the organization “seeks to put God’s love into action, by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.” However, Habitat does not discriminate against other religions, nor do they discriminate based on race, gender, color or sexual orientation. The organization sends a message of hope to the more than 2 billion people worldwide who live in slum housing, with more than 100 million being homeless, that they can and deserve to live in a decent, healthy and energy efficient home. In order to make this hope a reality, Habitat uses a volunteer workforce and donated materials to make these homes happen. Under the supervision of a trained and experienced leader on site, volunteers are assigned tasks such as building the framework, putting up drywall, installing cabinets, and painting. The potential homeowner is also required to contribute approximately 500 hours of “sweat equity” into the building of their home, as part of the requirements for owning a Habitat home. The selection process for choosing who will receive the opportunity to own a Habitat home is based on a few…...

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