2001 Regular Session
By: Representative Evans, Bailey, Barnett (92nd), Blackmon, Bowles, Clarke, Dedeaux, Eads, Eakes, Ellis, Ellzey, Flaggs, Ford, Formby, Guice, Hamilton, Henderson, Livingston, Malone, Maples, Martinson, McCoy, Mitchell, Montgomery (15th), Montgomery (74th), Moody, Moore (60th), Moss, Nettles, Read, Robinson (63rd), Rogers, Rotenberry, Rushing, Scott (17th), Stevens, Taylor, Thomas, Wallace, Warren, Watson, Weathersby, Young
House Concurrent Resolution 124
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE MISSISSIPPI AFFILIATES OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND TO ENCOURAGE LEGISLATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES WITH LOCAL HABITAT AFFILIATES AND THEIR PARTNERS.
WHEREAS, Habitat for Humanity International was founded 24 years ago and has developed into an extraordinary force to help provide affordable housing in 65 countries of the world through nearly 1,900 local affiliates, with over 1,500 of these affiliates in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Habitat dedicated its 80,000th house during 1999 and its 100,000th house during 2000; and
WHEREAS, the majority of Habitat affiliates operate entirely with volunteer staff, relying heavily on volunteer labor and community support and require home buyers to invest their own energies and funds in their homes; and
WHEREAS, home ownership strengthens families, builds communities and promotes personal well-being; and
WHEREAS, establishing a housing infrastructure strengthens neighborhoods and local economies and nurtures the families who reside in them; and
WHEREAS, an integral element of a strong community is a sufficient supply of affordable houses, and every American deserves the opportunity to live the American dream of home ownership; and
WHEREAS, over 600 houses have been built in Mississippi through Habitat for Humanity; and
WHEREAS, there are 50 Habitat for Humanity Chapters located throughout the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend the Mississippi affiliates of Habitat for Humanity and encourage legislators to participate in activities with local Habitat affiliates and their partners.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the Metro Jackson Office for Habitat for Humanity and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.