Habitat for Humanity homes in areas susceptible to flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, winds and wildfires can benefit from Habitat Strong building standards, which include a suite of fortified codes and best practices for building more resilient homes. Available to all Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country, the Habitat Strong program was created to offer Habitat for Humanity homeowners lasting safety benefits at affordable costs. Simpson Strong-Tie increased its monetary contribution to the program from $85,000 in 2015 to $150,000 in 2017.
“Our longstanding partnership with Habitat for Humanity just continues to grow as we support their work in giving families and individuals access to safe and affordable homes,” says Karen Colonias, president and CEO of Simpson Strong-Tie. “Habitat Strong provides a model for other builders to follow when thinking about building resilient housing in natural disaster-prone areas.”
Simpson Strong-Tie has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for more than two decades and has been a national sponsor since 2007, donating more than $5 million in cash and products, including the structural connectors, anchors, fasteners and reinforced shear walls used in new home construction. The company also supports Habitat for Humanity’s annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.