Who We Are
Fuller Center International was started in spring of 2005 by Millard Fuller and his wife Linda, who co-founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976.
Millard Dean Fuller was born in Lanett, Alabama, on January 3, 1935. Millard and Linda Fuller co-founded Fuller Center for Housing in 2005 after starting and leading Habitat for Humanity for 29 years.
Millard was the recipient of numerous awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. In September 1996, United States President Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, and said, “Millard Fuller has done as much to make the dream of homeownership a reality in our country and throughout the world as any living person. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Millard Fuller has literally revolutionized the concept of philanthropy.” In 1999, Fuller received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards. In October 2005, the Fullers were honored by former President George H. W. Bush and the Points of Light Foundation with a bronze medallion embedded in The Extra Mile national monument in Washington, DC.
Millard Fuller dies unexpectedly on February 3, 2009, was laid to rest at the southwest Georgia farming collective where he developed the concept of building houses for the poor. He was buried in unmarked grave at Koinonia near Clarence Jordan’s grave site in accordance with his wishes.
- Built 49 new homes
- Repaired 66 owner-occupied homes
- Built 6 wheelchair ramps
- 100% of our newly built homes are owner-occupied
- 93% of our homeowners are the original applicants
- 84% of our homeowners are currently paying mortgages on time
- More than $3.5 million of economic investment