Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter was a true Habitat Humanitarian and an advocate of safe and affordable housing. She exemplified compassion and grace, working alongside President Carter for more than 35 years to help build decent and affordable homes for families all over the world.


In March 1984, Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter worked with Habitat in Americus, Georgia. They quickly realized that Habitat’s mission closely aligned with their values, and a partnership was formed. Just a few months later, in September of that same year, the Carters led a Habitat for Humanity work group to New York, serving 19 families in need of safe, affordable housing. That was the inaugural Carter Work Project.


Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter have worked alongside more than 104,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair 4,390 homes. Mrs. Carter has always been keenly aware of the great needs of families who don’t have a home, dedicating her voice, time and energy to building and advocating for affordable housing alongside Habitat, with a strong belief in the power a home has in changing lives.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, JCWP 1990 in Tijuana, Mexico.

Rosalynn Carter volunteering in Haiti in 2012.

Carter Work Project 2013 - Union Beach, NJ

At the October 2013 Carter Work Project, Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter visited Union Beach, NJ to volunteer following the devastations of Superstorm Sandy. Rosalynn Carter took an instrumental role in the revitalization of the Jersey Shore – our home. For that and for all of the compassion she put out into the world to make it a better place, we are forever grateful.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter volunteering in Union Beach, NJ.

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter speaking at the 2013 Carter Work Project in Union Beach, NJ.

remembering Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter is going to be dearly missed. To share your thoughts about her in her memory book, click HERE.