About Us

The Fuller Center for Housing was started in spring of 2005 by Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity. Like Habitat, the Fuller Center was founded at Koinonia Farm near Americus, Georgia as a Christ-centered, faith-driven organization witnessing the love of God by providing opportunities for families to have a simple, decent place to live.

Mission and Goals

The Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing was established in May 2008 with the creation of our founding board of directors, election of officers and signing of the Fuller Center Covenant Partnership. The Tallahassee Fuller Center for Housing is one of nearly 40 local Fuller Center Covenant Partners in the United States.

Our emphasis locally is to promote partnerships with individuals, community groups and local government to repair and rehabilitate owner-occupied homes of people in need. Most of our projects require less than $5,000 to complete. We will attempt to keep costs at a minimum by relying on volunteer labor and donated materials as much as possible. Like our parent partner, the Tallahassee Fuller Center is an ecumenical Christian organization that invites and welcomes volunteers and supporters of all faiths who share our basic belief in giving people dignity by helping them make their homes decent and livable.

Adhering to the partnership housing model conceived by Clarence Jordan and Millard Fuller over forty years ago, beneficiary families will help repair and renovate their houses alongside our volunteers, and pay for repairs through a Greater Blessing repayment program. The Greater Blessings program is based on the Biblical teaching that that there is greater blessing in giving than in receiving. Families receiving assistance will be asked to contribute a small monthly gift in order that others can be helped as they were.

Our Board of Directors
Lamarr Kemp, President
Jim Varley – Vice-President
Brenda Popp – Secretary
Beth Horvath – Treasurer
Mike Barrett – Board Member
Jimmy Hankinson – Board Member
Larry Jones – Board Member
Tommy Mills – Board Member
Bill Phelan – Board Member
Brenda Popp – Board Member
Michael Popp – Board Member
John Ryor – Board Member
Jim Wylie – Board Member