Millard Fuller, founder of the humanitarian organization Habitat for Human ity International, is being remembered as a visionary whose commitment to providing housing for the poor was rooted in his Christian faith. Fuller, 74, died February 3 after a brief illness.
“Millard Fuller was a force of nature who turned a simple idea into an international organization that has helped more than 300,000 families move from deplorable housing into simple, decent homes they helped build and can afford to buy and live in,” Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.
Fuller left Habitat amid controversy after a former employee said in 2005 that he had sexually harassed her. Fuller denied the allegations. Though the Habitat board of directors said it was unable to substantiate the charges, he was dismissed.