Rosalynn Carter

Habitat for Humanity mourns the loss of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a stalwart advocate for families in need of homes. Mrs. Carter’s unwavering dedication and tireless efforts alongside Habitat exemplify her deep understanding of the challenges faced by those without adequate housing.


Rosalynn Carter & Habitat for Humanity International

Since Mrs. Carter’s initial involvement in 1984, she stood as a champion for affordable and decent housing, emphasizing its transformative power in improving lives. Collaborating with President Carter, she played a pivotal role in constructing affordable homes and raising awareness about the pressing need for suitable housing, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

Mrs. Carter’s connection with Habitat homeowners was profound; she drew inspiration from their emotions upon receiving a Bible and the keys to their new homes. Her embodiment of compassion and grace, coupled with over 35 years of dedicated work alongside President Carter, showcased an unparalleled work ethic and an unwavering commitment to Habitat’s mission. Her legacy remains a testament to the profound impact of her advocacy, leaving an indelible mark on the quest for decent and affordable housing for all.



In Memoriam

Carter’s work Project history

 The seed of Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project was planted in 1984, when former U.S. President Jimmy Carter worked at a Habitat site in Americus, Georgia. Later that year, they joined Habitat volunteers in New York for the inaugural Carter Work Project. 

For more than 35 years, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled across the world with Habitat, donating their time and voices to build and improve homes alongside Habitat homeowners. President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside more than 104,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate or repair 4,390 homes. 


Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Map


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