Recent Press Releases
Habitat for Humanity offers free home maintenance training to City of Canton homeowners
Canton, Ohio, September 21, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio invites homeowners from the City of Canton to participate in their award-winning Homeowner Maintenance Education (H.O.M.E.) classes — hands-on educational courses that teach basic, yet vital, home maintenance skills. Through a grant from the City of Canton, this one-day course is free for Canton homeowners. READ MORE
Habitat for Humanity to dedicate homes, celebrate progress of $3.5 million NE Canton project
Lake Board of Education makes community impact through Habitat for Humanity deconstruction
Habitat for Humanity continues NE Canton renewal with neighborhood enhancement
Habitat for Humanity to host dedication ceremony at revitalized historic Dennison home
Habitat for Humanity to raise walls of 500th house during milestone ceremony
Habitat for Humanity fills vital role in communities across U.S.
THE CANTON REPOSITORY, August 28, 2018: The continuity of stable housing brings with it all kinds of financial gains and societal benefits, for the adult homeowners and especially for children, who typically flourish when the stress and fear of being uprooted or displaced from rental housing is eliminated. Locally, the East Central Ohio chapter has been accomplishing this same mission in our community for 30 years, serving well over 2,200 individuals. READ THE ARTICLE
Habitat’s efforts paying off in northeast Canton
THE CANTON REPOSITORY, July 26, 2018: The local Habitat for Humanity is spending $3.5 million to carry out The Renewal Project… So far, the project has accounted for nine new houses, two rehabilitated houses, 15 critical repairs, five minor repairs and three demolitions. The homeowners receive no-interest loans from Habitat for Humanity. READ THE ARTICLE
City income tax collections rise
THE HERALD STAR, May 30, 2018: During a regular session on Tuesday, Councilwoman at large Kimberly Hahn updated council on a visit she and five other people made to Habitat to Humanity’s regional offices in Canton last Thursday. She said the organization is interested in coming to the city for its housing renovation program. People who want houses commit to working on other Habitat homes and receive help on their own home, while studying home budgeting and financing, household repairs, landscaping and more. READ THE ARTICLE
Reinvigorating neighborhoods eyed
THE HERALD STAR, May 5, 2018: “We have 1,000 vacant homes in Steubenville and we have 300 in my neighborhood,” said Hahn, who lives on LaBelle View. “We know you can’t do it all, but if this partnership could develop, if we could work on streets where there is some progress being made, we could build on it,” she said. READ THE ARTICLE
Habitat For Humanity fills a need
THE HERALD STAR, May 2, 2018: Barilla said, “I think this is just a fantastic opportunity to showcase what young people can do, what any family can do to improve themselves by taking advantage of Habitat for Humanity. I’m excited for this young couple. This is a dream of America, to be able to grow up and have a job and have your own home to provide for your children to provide for their future.” READ THE ARTICLE
Run for Home raises $15K for Habitat for Humanity
THE TIMES REPORTER, April 30, 2018: The $15,000 contribution includes more than 50 donations that participants contributed directly to Habitat when they registered for the Run for Home. In 11 years, the Union Hospital Run for Home has now raised $209,000 to Habitat for Humanity. READ THE ARTICLE
Lake Local Schools partners with Habitat for Humanity on deconstruction project
NORTH NEIGHBOR NEWS, April 5, 2018: “We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Any chance we get to work with a local organization that serves others like Habitat, helps us live out Lake’s mission and values of serving our community. This project is really a win all around.” READ THE ARTICLE
Run for Home Fitness Festival kicks off this weekend at Tuscora Park
THE BUDGET, April 5, 2018: Each spring for the last decade, runners of all ages have come together at New Philadelphia’s Tuscora Park to put their endurance to the test while supporting the local Habitat for Humanity chapter’s efforts to help hardworking families in Tuscarawas County achieve strength, stability and independence through home ownership. READ THE ARTICLE
Habitat for Humanity seeking properties in Tuscarawas County
THE BUDGET, March 14, 2018: Brown noted that one of the most common misconceptions about the organization is that it gives houses away to poor people for free, however, that is not the case. Instead, families are given an opportunity to purchase a home with a zero-interest mortgage and low monthly payments provided that they meet certain criteria and program requirements. READ THE ARTICLE
What Erie can learn from how Canton changed its approach to blight
GoErie.com, November 12, 2017: For example, Habitat for Humanity of East Central Ohio is investing $3.5 million in a neighborhood that the comprehensive plan does not address. Thirty homes are being torn down, 20 new homes are being built and 230 homes are being repaired. READ THE ARTICLE
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