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Habitat for Humanity tops Builder 100 list for private US homebuilders

Builder magazine has ranked Habitat for Humanity as the No. 1 private homebuilder on Builder 100, its annual listing of the largest U.S. homebuilders. This is the second year in a row Habitat has been recognized as a top builder of affordable housing in the U.S.

Each year, Builder compiles data from U.S. builders and ranks them by the number of closings for Builder 100. With 3,237 closings in 2015, Habitat topped the private homebuilder list and placed No. 16 on the comprehensive list.

“We are honored to be recognized as the top private homebuilder on this year’s Builder 100,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “This is a wonderful achievement for us and it could not have been accomplished without the support of our donors and volunteers, who help us empower families through shelter in every community we work in throughout the U.S.”

Habitat works in nearly 1,400 communities across the country, helping families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future for themselves through decent and affordable housing. In fiscal year 2015, 9,888 individuals in the U.S. partnered with Habitat to build or improve places they can call home.

Financial Services Inc. of San Antonio pays off liens on Habitat CFC home

Propel Financial Services Inc. of San Antonio, which buys municipal tax liens from municipalities, paid off the $12,500 in back taxes owed to Bridgeport and the interest, penalties and late fees that more than doubled the bill.

“We’re glad we could help Habitat for Humanity take the first step in getting this house ready for a family that needs a home,” said Propel official Dale Kocher.

See full article in the CT Post here.