Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat has built more than 500,000 houses world-wide, accommodating more than 2.5 million people. Currently, more than 1,500 affiliates in the United States and 550 international affiliates coordinate Habitat for Humanity house-building projects in more than 3,000 communities around the world.
Habitat for Humanity was first incorporated on the Treasure Coast as the Martin-St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity in the summer of 1986. In 1996, due to increasing demand for services, two separate affiliates were created and Habitat for Humanity of Martin County was formed. The organization slowly transitioned from an all-volunteer staff to an executive director with support staff and is supported by an army of volunteers who donate more than 13,000 hours per year.
In 2007, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County moved to 2555 S.E. Bonita Street in Stuart and in 2008 opened a ReStore in the same building.
In 2015, a second ReStore was opened in the former Carl's Furniture store on US One in Jensen Beach.
Since 1986, Habitat has built 121 homes for hardworking, deserving families in Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno and Stuart.