In an alliance with Habitat for Humanity International, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans helped build 313 U.S. homes in 2006 and plans 355 more in 2007.

Thrivent, Minneapolis, says its Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program has committed $24.5 million to build the additional homes in 43 states during 2007.

Thrivent has committed a total of $105 million to Habitat, Atlanta, over 4 years to help increase the nonprofit housing group’s home-building production. In addition, Thrivent recruited many of its nearly 3 million members to volunteer for Habitat home-building projects.