MBA Honors Habitat for Humanity With Investing in Communities Award
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has awarded Habitat for Humanity with its annual Investing in Communities Award during the association's 97th Annual Convention & Expo in Atlanta. The award recognizes a person or organization who upholds MBA's commitment to helping U.S. communities. "Habitat for Humanity builds more than houses, it builds hope for millions around the world," said MBA Chairman Michael D. Berman, CMB. "It reminds us that homeownership is more than mortgages and financing. We at MBA are honored and delighted to present this award to Habitat for Humanity for its work in America and abroad." Based in Georgia, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To accomplish these goals, the group invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity counts thousands of supporters including former President Jimmy Carter. To date, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 350,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.75 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. For more information, visit www.habitat.org or www.mortgagebankers.org.