The subdivision is named in honor of the 3rd Annual Millard Fuller Legacy Build, which will took place on this site in October of 2011. The event brought 300 volunteers from all over the country to Minden to assist local residents in getting out of substandard housing and into simple, decent lodging. The Legacy Build had a goal to build eight (8) new houses (all located on Millard Fuller Drive) and to do rehabilitation on eight (8) others in the immediate neighborhood.
Legacy Acres will eventually be home for 20 new houses, and the remainder of the subdivision will be filled with houses in the months and years to come following the Millard Fuller Legacy Build 2011.
Millard Fuller Legacy Build is held each year in honor of the founder of The Fuller Center for Housing and Habitat for Humanity International. After leading Habitat for Humanity for 28 years, Fuller left that organization and started an entirely new ministry with the same foundational principles he used in the formation of Habitat.
Homeowners must put in 500 hours of sweat equity by helping others build their houses and then working with volunteers on their own house. Then the homeowner must purchase the house for exactly what Fuller Center for Housing spends to build the house with no profit to The Fuller Center. The Fuller Center holds a zero-percent interest mortgage on the house, and the homeowner makes their monthly payments directly to The Fuller Center with the funds being used to build more houses.