Recent Press Releases
Habitat for Humanity receives National Neighborhood Promise grant
Arcitell, LLC partners with Habitat for Humanity to install new composite stone siding on Canton home
Canton, Ohio, October 20, 2020 –A new composite stone siding material manufactured in Tuscarawas County will be installed on a Canton home being built with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. Arcitell, LLC, owned by The Belden Brick Co. and Acell Industries, Ltd, will install its new Qora Cladding composite stone siding on a Habitat home this month as part of a partnership between the business and the nonprofit. READ MORE
Memorial golf outing helps Habitat for Humanity renovate handicap-accessible home for Minerva family
Canton, Ohio, September 15, 2020 – Marissa and John Flowers needed a safe, wheelchair-accessible home for their oldest son, Xavier, who has cerebral palsy, but their financial situation kept them stuck in a substandard house they struggled to afford. Through Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio and a generous donation from a Minerva family, the Flowers were able to move into a renovated home – complete with a brand-new wheelchair ramp – just in time for Xavier to start school. READ MORE
Habitat ReStore to reopen with enhancements on May 26, free donation pickup available now
Canton, Ohio, May 22, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Canton will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26, featuring a host of improvements and enhancements. The nonprofit thrift store and donation center has already resumed free donation pickups and drop-offs for donated home goods and building materials. Proceeds from ReStore help local families build decent, affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. READ MORE
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio supports local medical community with donation of masks and full body suits
Canton, Ohio, April 7, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio has donated 67,000 masks and 2,300 full body suits to support the local medical community while the need for supplies grows during COVID-19. READ MORE
Home for the Holidays—Habitat for Humanity to welcome nine families home during Christmas home dedication ceremony
Habitat for Humanity ReStore partners with local organizations to launch program offering home furnishings to families with need
Habitat for Humanity and Progressive Foam partner to build new home in Dennison
Canton, Ohio, October 31, 2019 – Construction is underway as Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio and Progressive Foam Technologies have partnered to build a new home at 607 Grant Street in Dennison. The home is scheduled to be completed in January 2020 and is the third home Habitat for Humanity has built in Dennison this year. READ MORE
Habitat for Humanity and Stark County Health Department partner to improve shared community space in SE Canton
Canton, Ohio, September 10, 2019 – On September 14, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will make improvements to a shared community space in SE Canton, a space utilized by Lighthouse Ministries and First Mennonite Church to serve local youth. Through a partnership with the Stark County Health Department, Habitat will install permanent outdoor musical equipment and new basketball hoops to encourage active outdoor living in the community. READ MORE
Habitat for Humanity partners with City of Canton to offer free home maintenance training to all City residents
Canton, Ohio, August 7, 2019 – Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio invites residents from the City of Canton to participate in their award-winning Home 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 all City of Canton residents. READ MORE
NewPointe Community Church and Habitat for Humanity partner to build homes in Canton, Dennison, Wooster
Canton, Ohio, June 13, 2019 – NewPointe has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build three homes—in Canton, Dennison, and Wooster—with local families who need decent, affordable housing. The multi-county effort brings together Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County, and the five campuses of NewPointe Community Church. READ MORE
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
After 120 years, Timken Co. is ingrained in Canton, Ohio
The Canton Repository—April 18, 2021: “Habitat for Humanity has benefited from the expertise of Timken employees, said Beth Lechner, executive director of the nonprofit. The local chapter started in Canton 33 years ago and it seems that Timken and its employees have helped from the start, she said.
“Every step of how we’ve grown, it feels like they’re right there,” Lechner said.
The company and its employees have helped build 27 houses for local families. Timken notes that its employees volunteered 816 hours to help build two houses last year.” READ THE ARTICLE
SE Canton church, neighborhood getting boost from Habitat for Humanity
For weeks, Habitat volunteers and members from the Southeast Church of Christ have been making repairs to the church at 1424 Allen Ave. SE as part of a larger neighborhood renewal plan.” READ THE ARTICLE
Akron runners first in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home half marathon
Twenty Under 40! 2021 class announced
Union Hospital Run for Home Fitness Festival to be held this weekend
Participants will compete in a half-marathon, 5K and 10K races, 1-mile fun run and kids’ run, all to benefit Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. In the past 13 years, the event raised $219,000 for affordable housing in Tuscarawas County.” READ THE ARTICLE
Strengthening Stark announces Habitat For Humanity partnership
Habitat for Humanity, Strengthening Stark join forces
The Canton Repository—February 28, 2021: “Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio’s work will receive a boost from Strengthening Stark — a collaborative of community organizations, businesses and residents. The two groups have created a formal partnership, with Strengthening Stark expected to seek joint funding and grants, identify minority-owned businesses for Habitat and connect homeowners to career services.
Coming Through for Families During the Pandemic
Republic Services Provides $100,000 Grant To Local Habitat For Humanity Office
Habitat for Humanity gets $100K grant for SE Canton neighborhood project
Canton Repository—February 13, 2021: Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will receive a $100,000 grant from the Republic Services Charitable Foundation to support the ministry’s southeast Canton project. READ THE ARTICLE
Republic Services Charitable Foundation Awards 11 National Neighborhood Promise® Grants for 2021
Republic Services—February 8, 2021: The Republic Services Charitable Foundation today unveiled its 11 National Neighborhood Promise® grants for 2021, funding neighborhood revitalization projects across the country in communities where Republic Services customers and employees live and work. READ THE ARTICLE
Home matters, especially for families and children living in poverty
Cleveland Clinic Run registration open
Give Back Guide — Habitat for Humanity
Habitat launches Renewal Project in SE Canton
Habitat's ReStore gets items left behind amid work for HOF Village
Strengthening Stark Career Connect matches workers with jobs
Habitat for Humanity helping area residents
Herald-Star—June 26, 2020: Habitat for Humanity has been doing great things in our region for many years now. It’s a global nonprofit that operates in all 50 states and more than 70 countries around the world under a simple set of guidelines: It looks to build strength, reliability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families who are in need of a decent and affordable home. The latest example of its work in our region came June 19, when the family of Gina and Bryant Mowry moved into their newly renovated home in Mingo Junction. READ THE ARTICLE
After 2 years, Habitat for Humanity completes home
WTOV9—June 20, 2020: 2 years ago the Mowry family applied for Habitat for Humanity, and yesterday they received keys for their new home. “To see it from start to finish is amazing. They did such a good job,” said Gina Mowry a new homeowner. The Mowry family now has a brand new 4 bedroom house thanks to Habitat for Humanity. READ THE ARTICLE
Home, sweet home: Habitat for Humanity project completed in Mingo Junction
Canton’s Habitat for Humanity prepares to get back to home constructions
Habitat donates protective gear
Families get keys to new Habitat homes—in time for the holidays
Find out Why the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store Will be Closed for the Rest of the Week
News-Talk 1480 WHBC—November 19, 2019: Say yes and thank you first, come up with a plan later. That was the course of action taken Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio two weeks ago when they found out they were receiving the biggest donation in their history. READ THE ARTICLE
Hall of Fame Village donates hotel furniture to Habitat’s ReStore
The Canton Repository—November 8, 2019: At an estimated tens of thousands of pieces, the McKinley Grand job is the largest singular donation the local Habitat for Humanity ever has received. READ THE ARTICLE
Habitat for Humanity and Progressive Foam partner to build new home in Dennison for Dennis and Jessica Roach
The Times Reporter—November 3, 2019: “The whole community using their time and resources to provide a solid foundation for a worthy family, and the family who will in-turn use their increased strength and stability to invest in the community — it’s a beautiful model.” READ THE ARTICLE
Registration open for the 13th annual Run for Home
The Bargain Hunter, August 20, 2019: Registration for the 13th annual Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Run for Home on April 4 and 5 is now open. The 2020 Run for Home will be held on the streets of Dover and New Philadelphia and will feature a new race schedule. The Run for Home is two days of running and walking events designed to promote community fitness and generate funds for Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. READ THE ARTICLE
Canton Residents Eligible for Free Home Repair Training
News-Talk 1480 WHBC, August 13, 2019: Habitat for Humanity and the City of Canton are partnering to offer Free Home repair training to area residents. Kevin Miller, our Director of Marketing for the East Central Ohio region spoke on the Gary Rivers Show Tuesday morning abut their award-winning Home 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 all City of Canton residents. READ THE ARTICLE
Editorial: Cheers and Jeers — Aug. 12
The Canton Repository, August 12, 2019: Cheers … to Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, for offering free home-maintenance classes to Canton homeowners in partnership with city. It’s a stellar example of a public-private collaboration that has the potential to yield lasting benefits for the entire community. READ THE ARTICLE
Habitat for Humanity making progress on new homes for two families in Dennison
The Times Reporter, July 24, 2019: Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio has recently made major progress on new homes for two families. Latoya Lyles officially closed on her home at 110 S. Sixth St. on Friday. Rick Dingman raised the walls of his house at 303 N. Fifth St. on July 13 with the help of NewPointe Community Church. READ THE ARTICLE
Spotlight on Best Practices: Neighborhood Revitalization—City of Canton, Ohio
Ohio Conference of Community Development, June 30, 2019: In 2016, Habitat launched, for the first time, a holistic neighborhood revitalization project called The Renewal Project… The project is in its third year and has already shown that a holistic approach to revitalization results in improved quality of life for famiies, increased safety and livability, peace of mind for elderly residents, and stable home environments for children to learn and grow. READ THE ARTICLE
Local church to assist Habitat for Humanity
The Bargain Hunter, June 30, 2019: NewPointe Community Church has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build three homes — in Canton, Dennison and Wooster — with local families who need decent, affordable housing. The multi-county effort brings together Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County and the five campuses of NewPointe Community Church. READ THE ARTICLE
NewPointe Community Church and Habitat for Humanity partner to build homes in Dennison, Canton, Wooster
The Times Reporter, June 18, 2019: Living out their faith-theme of being for people, for community, and for the world, NewPointe has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build three homes — in Canton, Dennison, and Wooster — with local families who need decent, affordable housing. READ THE ARTICLE
Sisters of Charity announces grant recipients
The Canton Repository, June 5, 2019: Grants for responsive efforts, to respond to specific or short-term community needs, totaling $489,897 were distributed to the following: … Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio – $200,000 to support the Southeast Renewal Project, over five years. READ THE ARTICLE
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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