Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Georgia. In 1992, our local affiliate, East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity began to serve the communities of Slidell, Lacombe, and Pearl River, Louisiana and had built 24 homes by 2005. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina we have renovated 13 hurricane damaged Habitat homes and provided new homes for an additional 106 families. Since our incorporation, we have served 136 families in eastern St. Tammany Parish. A major reason for our success has been the development of strong partnerships with more than 100 businesses and churches on both a national and local level. Although we are still reacting to the conditions caused by Katrina and more recently Isaac, we are now refocusing our mission to look to new needs arising in our neighborhoods as a result of our changed conditions.