Habitat for Humanity was founded by Millard Fuller in 1976. It was 13 years later that Reverend James McCormack brought the concept of Habitat for Humanity to the Erie Area. In 1989, with seed money from the Erie Community Foundation, the Erie affiliate was launched. Utilizing our initial volunteers, the first Erie Habitat for Humanity house was completed in 1991.
Since that time, volunteers have constructed or rehabbed 64 Habitat houses. Of the 64 houses, 60 have been built in the City of Erie and 4 Habitat houses have been built in Union City. This means 64 families now have a simple, decent place to live and raise their families.