Recent Press Releases
Habitat for Humanity gathers community partners to beautify an entire neighborhood
Canton, Ohio, May 10, 2019 – Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will partner with the City of Canton, staff and students from Early College Academy (ECA) at Crenshaw, and the Harrisburg Royal Neighborhood Association to clean and beautify an entire neighborhood. On Friday, May 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., neighborhood beautification efforts will target the northeast Canton community between 25th St. NE and 16th St. NE to the north and south, and Royal Ave. NE and Harrisburg Rd. NE from east to west. READ MORE
Partnership between Habitat for Humanity and City of Canton earns national community development award
Canton, Ohio, January 8, 2019 – The City of Canton Development Department has been recognized with the Audrey Nelson Community Development Award of Merit for a collaborative partnership with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. Through this partnership, homeowners within the City of Canton completed Habitat’s Homeowner Maintenance Education (HOME) course—hands-on educational training that teaches basic, yet vital, home maintenance skills. READ MORE
Habitat for Humanity brings interfaith organizations together to build and dedicate new home
Canton, Ohio, October 19, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will celebrate the completion of its 2018 Interfaith Build during a special home dedication ceremony on November 10 at 2pm. The ceremony will take place at the newly constructed house at 3125 Cliftmont Ave NE, Canton, the future home of Jillian Dodd. Four faith organizations joined together to sponsor and build the home: Islamic Society of Northeast Ohio, Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Temple Israel of Canton, and Trinity United Church of Christ. READ MORE
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
Run for Home donation funds new Habitat house in Dennison
The Times Reporter, May 18, 2019: “When Latoya and Jamar Lyles move into their new one-story home sometime this fall, it will be good for their family, but especially great for their daughter Nakiah, who is handicapped. Nakiah has a broken leg and has to be carried everywhere in their two-story rental home. “In this, she’ll be able to be in her chair and she’ll be mobile and be independent like she loves,” her mother said. The Lyles family is purchasing the latest house being built in Tuscarawas County by Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio.” READ THE ARTICLE
Habitat for Humanity, city, school partner to clean up northeast Canton
The Canton Repository, May 17, 2019: “Northeast Canton neighborhoods got cleaned up on Friday, thanks to a partnership among the city of Canton, Early College Academy at Crenshaw, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio and the Harrisburg Royal Neighborhood Association.” READ THE ARTICLE
Jackson students make a difference, raise funds
The Canton Repository, May 10, 2019: “Eighth-graders at Jackson Memorial Middle School spent the school year learning about local nonprofits and how they could help them… Students were introduced to the nonprofit groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Jackson Township Lions Club, Wags for Warriors and Stark County Hunger Task Force.” READ THE ARTICLE
Minerva United Methodist to host talent show
The Canton Repository, April 24, 2019: “Minerva United Methodist Church, 735 Lynnwood Drive, will host a Talent Night at 7 p.m. Sunday to benefit East Central Ohio Habitat for Humanity and Hannah’s House 119.” READ THE ARTICLE
More than 600 people participate in this year’s Run for Home
WJER, April 7, 2019: “It seemed like everybody who participated had a good time,” said race director Matt Ritzert. “Everything went well, and we’re pleased with that.” Runners participated in a half-marathon road race, team-relay race, five-mile walk, 10K race, one-mile fun run and kids’ run to benefit Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. During the past 11 years, the Run for Home has raised $209,000 to help Habitat provide affordable housing in Tuscarawas County.” READ THE ARTICLE
Runners on their mark for this weekend's Run for Home races
WJER, April 5, 2019: All proceeds from the weekend benefit Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. “The 12th annual Run for Home races and fitness festival are happening again out of Tuscora Park. Race Director Matt Ritzert says Saturday will include the 10k race, a one-mile fun run and the kids run. Sunday at 11 will be the half-marathon, team relay and five-mile walk. There will also be a health and wellness fair from 8 am to 1 pm with about a dozen vendors.” READ THE ARTICLE
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home recruiting volunteers
The Times Reporter, March 9, 2019: All proceeds from the weekend benefit Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. “Great volunteers make the weekend a special event for all our participants,” said volunteer coordinator Brittany Cochenour. “We need the help of nearly 200 people throughout the weekend to make sure everything runs smoothly and it’s a positive experience for all the runners and walkers who participate.” READ THE ARTICLE
Canton, Habitat for Humanity partnership nationally recognized
The Canton Repository, January 8, 2019: The city’s Community Development Department has been nationally recognized for a partnership with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. The National Community Development Association gave the department the Audrey Nelson Community Development Award of Merit, according to a Tuesday news release from the city and Habitat. The award was for “exemplary uses of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to address the needs of families, homes and neighborhoods.” READ THE ARTICLE
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home registration to open
THE TIMES REPORTER, October 18, 2018: Registration for the 12th annual Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home will open Oct. 20 with a one-day early registration discount special. The event is designed to promote community fitness and generate funds for Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. READ THE ARTICLE
Canton homeowners invited to maintenance course
THE CANTON REPOSITORY, September 25, 2018: Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio invites homeowners from the city to participate in its Homeowner Maintenance Education (H.O.M.E.) classes. The hands-on educational courses cover basic but vital home-maintenance skills. Through a grant from the city of Canton, the one-day course is free for Canton homeowners. READ THE ARTICLE
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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