Case Application 2 Building a Future

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Building a Future

In its mission to eradicate poverty and homelessness all over the world, Habitat for Humanity has sheltered more than 15 million people in 50 states of USA and 90 countries globally since its inception in 1976. It has provided a new ray of hope for low income families.

In order to get a decent house, all you have to do is apply to the local Habitat office or offices of their affiliates. After being filtered through various criteria like need, willingness, ability of repayment and etc. the applicants are chosen for relocation. They do not give away property, instead that incorporate the families into a loan repayment structure with mortgages and all. Habitat member actively work towards contributing resources for Habitat activities, and helping out other unfortunate members of society.

Tramwell Crow Residential Co., a partner and member of the Habitat, contributed $100 million dollars to its funds in 2009. Their CEO reported that he had seen the plight and deplorable living conditions of the middle-income groups and their inability to thrive in such an environment; and it was meant to step up the rehabilitation program.  This generous gesture was hailed by many philanthropists as a call to step up and help the less fortunate and give everyone a roof over their heads.

Discuss Questions:

  • Create some well-written goals to be achieved using the gift.
  • How should the plans be formed for effective use of this gift? Which would be better: long-term or short-term? Justify your answer.
  • Explain the contingencies the Habitat has to consider for proper use of the gift. How will they affect planning?
  • Discuss the challenges to be faced by the managers for maximizing the output from this gift. How will they tackle the challenges?


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