Accession Number : ADA257041


Title :   Construction Planning: Residential Housing Built with Volunteer Labor


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Dolan, Michael J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257041.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : One of the best known of the volunteer construction organizations in the United States is Habitat for Humanity (HFH). Founded in 1976, HFH is an international ecumemical housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing. Through tax-deductible donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, HFH builds and rehabilitates homes with the help of the future homeowners. Houses are sold at no profit to families with no-interest mortgages issued over a fixed period. Currently, a HFH house in the U.S. costs homeowners $30,000, while overseas houses range from $1,000 to $3,000. Small monthly mortgages, including taxes and insurances, are repaid over an average of 20 years and deposited into a revolving 'Fund for Humanity' which supports the construction of more houses.


Descriptors :   *VOLUNTEERS , *CONSTRUCTION , *HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , *LABOR , SCHEDULING , GRAPHICS , MOTIVATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE