After two years of research into the need for decent housing for families living at or below the poverty line in the north end of Webster Parish North Webster Habitat for Humanity was born in 1991. At that time a need for 500 homes in the north end of Webster Parish was identified. In 1999 a new director was named and a building in the historic district of Springhill was donated and refurbished to be used as an office. In 2001 the program was expanded to serve the south end of the parish, in particular the city of Minden and the name became Webster Habitat for Humanity.
In 2007, after Millard Fuller (co-founder of Habitat for Humanity) left Habitat and began the Fuller Center for Housing. The board of directors decided to follow Millard Fuller’s philosophy that all people deserve at least a simple, decent, affordable place to live and in December 2007 Webster Habitat for Humanity became Fuller Center of Webster, Inc.
From 1991 to 1999 three homes were built and one renovated. Since August of 1999, forty two new homes ranging in size from 1,100 to 1,400 square feet have been built and 16 rehabilitations completed. In 2011 Fuller Center of Webster, Inc. undertook its largest project July 2011 with the dedication of Legacy Acres in Minden, LA. Eight homes have been built in the subdivision with room for another 10-12 homes to be constructed. Since the beginning in 1991, 250 people have had their lives improved by helping the organization build and rehabilitate houses.