Habitat for Humanity Middlesex (HFHM) was founded in 2000 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which was started in 1976 by Millard Fuller. HFHM has built 16 homes in Middlesex County since its inception and is working on its 17th.
HFHM was certified as a non-stock corporation by the Virginia State Corporation Commission on January 31, 2000. HFHM is under the Internal Revenue Service's nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status granted to Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. and is included in its group ruling.
Habitat International has helped to build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than 2 million people worldwide. The organization gained national attention when former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter became Habitat volunteers in Atlanta, Georgia.
Since its creation in 2000, HFHM has constructed sixteen houses. The first house was completed in 2003. The second house was completed in 2006. Subsequent houses were built every year or two after that.
HFHM relies solely upon volunteers for its operations.