Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity Founder, Dies At 74

03/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Millard Fuller, who founded the U.S. charity Habitat for Humanity, a pioneering organization that builds houses for low-income families around the world, died on Tuesday at age 74, his organization said.

Fuller set up Habitat in 1976 to help people too poor to qualify for conventional mortgages own their own homes. The charity relied on volunteers and donations to build simple but decent houses for people and only charged at cost.

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