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Tuesday Truths

Posted: 2009-05-19 15:38:31

North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity feels blessed to be part of an amazing network of Habitat affiliates within Habitat International. With the recognition of this wonderful brand name, however, sometimes come a set of false assumptions. Habitat hopes to counter these false ideas in a series of "Myths and Truths" published each Tuesday.

MYTH: Habitat for Humanity is an arm of the government.

TRUTH: Habitat for Humanity International is an independent, nonprofit Christian housing ministry. It is not an arm of the government, nor an arm of any particular church denomination. Habitat does accept governmental funds for the acquisition of land or houses in need of rehabilitation. Habitat also accepts government funds or services for “setting the stage” for house building --- e.g., streets, utilities and administrative services.