Here are some articles alleging poor construction from Habitat for Humanity:
The road to hell is paved with good intentions — and, apparently, the homes in the neighborhoods along that hellish path are built by Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity. The Times of London reports on one of the celebrity charity’s biggest showcase projects in Jacksonville, Florida, Fairway Oaks, where residents claim their houses are crumbling due to shoddy construction)
Malkin goes on to suggest many, but not all, of the complaints were exaggerated.
Houses constructed for victims of massive floods in Mindanao last December are showing signs of breaking down less than four months after the beneficiaries moved in.
Residents of a relocation site in Canitoan village in Cagayan de Oro City are complaining of substandard materials and sloppy construction work by building contractors. The houses were built for the government by Habitat for Humanity.
Some people have wondered whether Habitat hires night crews to fix the shoddy work done by volunteers during the day. I have heard it from more sources, but sadly can't find them now.
I met someone this past weekend who told me something interesting about his experience volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.
He used the example of framing a wall for a house. He said there were cases where a group of volunteers will spend the day framing the wall with hammers and nails, go home feeling good about their accomplishment, and then Habitat for Humanity will have the wall frame torn down so a professional can build it again to meet building code standards.
Does Habitat for Humanity hire professional crews to clean up the work done by the volunteers, or do volunteers produce work that can stand on its own?