Most of you know Habitat for Humanity as a charitable organization that builds houses for the economically disadvantaged. Its most famous volunteer is former American President Jimmy Carter. Central to the Habitat program is the concept of sweat equity, where the home recipient puts in a mandated number of hours of labor alongside the volunteers. Habitat is dependent upon private donations of materials, funds and volunteer labor. I was pro bono counsel for a Habitat chapter for 22 years, during which time we built 30 houses. I handled real estate purchases and sales, zoning applications, subdivision approvals and general corporate representation for that affiliate.