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Mountaineer Habitat for Humanity and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund: The Prospect of Partnership

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    Abstract:
    When a local chapter of the Habitat for Humanity organization learns that a state-chartered development fund might be able to provide it with financial help, the non-profit organization faces a decision. Should it accept funds from a public agency? Would doing so jeopardize its independence and push the organization in directions it might not want to go? So, too, does the Development Fund face decisions as it contemplates aiding the non-profit, which builds small homes for the near-poor, in part through the use of volunteer labor. Should Habitat's religious affiliation bar the Fund from helping it? Should Habitat be allowed to retain control over who gets to purchase the homes it builds? This case focuses on the intersection of the public and non-profit sectors and raises questions about when they should or shouldn't overlap.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1994
    HKS Case Number: 1243.0
    Case Author: Howard Husock
    Faculty Lead: Christine Letts
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 24
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: US & Canada
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