Atlanta Habitat receives Charity Navigator 4-star rating for ninth year in a row

For the ninth consecutive year, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has received the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  The nonprofit homebuilder has earned a total of 10 four-star ratings over the last 13 years.

Recognizing this coveted rating, Atlanta Habitat President/CEO Lisa Y. Gordon credits the organization’s commitment to donors and the hundreds of families who are impacted by the organization’s mission.

“This ranking is an acknowledgement to our many donors who check for this esteemed rating as confirmation that we are using best practices in accountability, fiscal responsibility and transparency in our work to empower families and as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.”

As of this year, Atlanta Habitat is among only 1.53 percent of the rated organizations to receive nine or more consecutive 4-star ratings by Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health and accountability and transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Atlanta Habitat’s rating and information about charitable giving are available at charity navigator.org.

Atlanta Habitat made an annual $6 million economic investment in Atlanta last year, which includes building 50 new homes. Over the last 12 months, it has completed more than two dozen critical repair and paint projects as part of its revitalization commitment.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities through neighborhood revitalization, education, innovative development and partnerships. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,400 houses—impacting the lives of more than 5,500 family members and 100 neighborhoods—since 1983. In addition to constructing affordable, green, quality homes, the nonprofit homebuilder also rehabs existing structures and performs minor repairs for qualifying homeowners. Houses are sold to first-time homebuyers through zero-interest mortgages in Atlanta and South Fulton County. Visit www.atlantahabitat.org.

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