Programs

Linda and Millard FullerAtlantans concerned about substandard housing became covenant partners of The Fuller Center for Housing in 2007. Unashamedly Christian and enthusiastically ecumenical, The Fuller Center seeks to work with people from all walks of life and all faiths to eliminate poverty housing in the Greater Atlanta area as well as around the world. The FullerĀ  Center was established in Spring 2005 by Millard and Linda Fuller, who founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976 and headed the organization for twenty-nine years.

Since its inception, The Fuller Center has demonstrated a proven track record of joining with other service-oriented organizations and other low-income housing providers, including Habitat for Humanity affiliates, to provide hope and homeownership to deserving families. Fuller Center partnerships offer financial, organizational, and volunteer work-force support to advance the greatly needed work of providing adequate shelter to all people. Homeowners work hand-in-hand with volunteers to build their own homes, which are then sold to them on terms they can afford, based on no-profit, no-interest loans.

The Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing also offers smaller renovation projects to impoverished longtime homeowners who are unable to pay, by conventional means, for badly needed repairs. Basic repairs are made by volunteers, and the recipients promise to repay an agreed-upon amount. The Greater Blessing Box contains envelopes for payments. This innovative program, which involves no legal obligation for repayment, relies on the basic goodness of humankind and has proven to be very successful.