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Habitat's Ongoing Transition

The non-profit's new CEO is making long-timers upset.

CT has reported on the tensions Habitat for Humanity's growth placed on the home-building ministry and it's transition from founder Millard Fuller's leadership to the leadership of Jonathan Reckford.

Now, The New York Times is reporting that Reckford's new direction is spurring opposition from Habitat local chapters:

Habitat for Humanity International is asking affiliates to sign an agreement that would establish a quality-control checklist, and a new policy gives headquarters a cut of each donation it receives that is earmarked for an affiliate. And the changes are meeting with opposition. ...

"They're contending with what is almost a takeover," said T. Weir LaBatt III, former chairman of the San Antonio board. "They're building up a giant corporate structure run by corporate guys wanting complete control, which is completely the opposite of what Habitat has been."

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