A decade on: Jonathan Reckford on Habitat for Humanity's evolving role on housing

By Lean Alfred Santos 07 September 2015

Jonathan T.M. Reckford, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity. Photo by: Roanoke College / CC BY

Jonathan Reckford has had a fruitful career that has brought him to almost all parts of the world: from New York, California and Minnesota in the United States, to Seoul in South Korea.

But when asked what, to him, is home, the Habitat for Humanity International president and CEO was quick to note that home is not a place, but the security and dignity one feels living in decent and safe shelter.

And that’s exactly what Reckford and his team aim to provide through the Atlanta-based charity.

“We’ve come over the last decade from about 25,000 families that we partner with per year, to about 300,000 [households],” the Stanford University Graduate School of Business alumnus told Devex in an exclusive interview. “I think we have a very exciting growth trajectory.”

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Lean Alfred Santos@DevexLeanAS

Lean Alfred Santos is a Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Prior to joining Devex, he covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics. Lean is based in Manila.


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