In celebration of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s 40th anniversary, Delta built four new homes in 2023 – one for each decade of the organization’s service to the Atlanta community. This achievement sets a record for Delta's partnership with Atlanta Habitat, surpassing the previous high of three homes in a single year.
“At Delta, our mission to connect the world creates opportunities, fosters understanding and expands horizons by connecting people and communities to each other and to their own potential,” said Matt Sparks, S.V.P. of the Operations Customer Center and Operations Analytics at Delta . “We are proud to partner with Atlanta Habitat in honor of their 40th anniversary and to make the dream of homeownership a reality for Atlanta families.”
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and over 1,100 Delta volunteers broke ground on the four new homes alongside the homeowners in Browns Mill Village in August, and dedications for all four homes were held in October. Adding a poignant touch, three of the four homes were constructed on "Delta Way," a street named in honor of Delta in 2021 in recognition of the company’s steadfast and enduring support for Atlanta Habitat and its deserving homeowners.
The homes built by Delta this year are part of Atlanta Habitat’s THRIVE Challenge, a collective effort to positively impact affordable housing in the city of Atlanta. This challenge encourages corporations to sponsor the building of at least one new home, with hopes to meet a goal of adding at least 10 additional home builds.
“In recognition of our milestone 40th anniversary, the THRIVE Challenge allows us to help even more families thrive,” said Alan Ferguson Sr., CEO of Atlanta Habitat. “Thanks to the generosity of companies like Delta, we are able to offer solutions to address socio-economic disparities that are often barriers to home ownership for working families.”
Delta volunteers have helped build or rehab 283 homes across 13 countries with Habitat for Humanity since the partnership began in 1995, believing that affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Atlanta Habitat has made an estimated $40 million impact on affordable housing in neighborhoods across Atlanta and South Fulton County over the last five years.