Charity ranks nationally among home builders

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 17, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity’s work to provide affordable housing in Cabell County, West Virginia has helped Habitat for Humanity International rank as the sixth largest homebuilder on Builder magazine’s top 100 list. With 6,032 closings in 2010, this is the second time Habitat for Humanity has placed in the top 10.

“Our placement on the Builder 100 list is a testament to what can be accomplished when people work together,” said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada for Habitat for Humanity International. “So many families in the United States and around the world face an incredible need for affordable housing, and this need only increases during challenging economic times.”

In 2010, Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity helped four families obtain safe, decent and affordable housing. Since 1990, the affiliate has built 74 homes in Cabell County.

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“We are thrilled that our work to provide affordable housing has contributed to Habitat’s ranking as the sixth largest builder in the United States,” said David Michael, Executive Director/CEO at Huntington WV Area Habitat for Humanity. “We are proud to help families obtain affordable housing, and we thank our supporters for their commitment to helping families in need.”

The Builder 100 list is an annual compilation of the largest homebuilders in the country. In 2009, Habitat for Humanity ranked eighth on the list with 5,294 closings, marking the first time the organization made it to the top 10.