The Renewal Project: SE Canton

Habitat is instilling hope in Canton neighborhoods, improving quality of life, providing peace of mind for elderly residents, and stabilizing home environments for families.

Through The Renewal Project: SE Canton, we’re taking a holistic approach to revitalizing three key neighborhoods: Lathrop, Hartford, and Belden.

As we work to build homes, communities, and hope, we’ll need your help. It’s a big challenge but an even bigger opportunity.

Renewal builds stronger homes, stronger families, stronger communities. 

During the next four years, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will invest $3 million in three SE Canton neighborhoods: Lathrop, Hartford, and Belden.

We’ll bring together all of what makes Habitat so impactful—from new construction to home preservation, home repair to demolition, and even lot beautification. This holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization will bring life and hope back to our SE neighbors.

There is a great need in SE Canton. We’re poised to do the hard work of building, but we need your help to build homes, communities, and hope.

Habitat for Humanity homeowner holding keys to home.
Habitat for Humanity homeowner holding keys to home.

Renewal builds stronger homes, stronger families, stronger communities. 

During the next four years, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will invest $3 million in three SE Canton neighborhoods: Lathrop, Hartford, and Belden.

We’ll bring together all of what makes Habitat so impactful—from new construction to home preservation, home repair to demolition, and even lot beautification. This holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization will bring life and hope back to our SE neighbors.

There is a great need in SE Canton. We’re poised to do the hard work of building, but we need your help to build homes, communities, and hope.

Here’s how you can build with Habitat.

Give a financial gift.

This vital work cannot be done without support from individuals, churches, business, and organizations everywhere.

Lead worksite devotions.

Encourage others as we pause our worksites at 10am to share thoughts, devotions, and prayers.

Volunteer your time.

Volunteers are the heart of Habitat, and we’ll need people like you who are ready to invest their time to build with us.

Pray for The Renewal Project.

Lift up The Renewal Project, project partners, families, and the SE Canton community in prayer.

Provide worksite lunches.

Help keep the builders building by providing food for volunteers who are working on Habitat worksites.

Be a housing advocate.

Learn more about why decent, affordable housing matters now more than ever, and rally others together.

The Renewal Project: Massillon

Coming Spring 2021

We launched our first Renewal Project in NE Canton. Now, we’re expanding our holistic revitalization efforts to SE Canton. But, we’re not stopping there. We’re looking ahead to our third renewal project in SW Massillon in spring 2021. Want to learn more or join our efforts in Massillon? Let’s start a conversation.

Bringing Home to Life: Sponsoring Habitat Projects

There are many ways you, your company, your church, or your organization can begin a partnership with Habitat for Humanity and make a tangible impact in Southeast Canton. We can combine your financial and volunteer support with homeowner house payments, proceeds from Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and the efforts of other home sponsors to create a sponsorship package that works for you and your organization.

$50,000

Complete Home Sponsor
New Construction

Fully sponsor the construction of a new home and provide all of the volunteer labor.

$25,000

Matching Funds Sponsor
New Construction

Your sponsorship funds are matched with foundation monies and you provide half of the labor.

$10,000

Community Sponsor
New Construction

Make a substantial contribution to build a new home and provide five days of volunteer labor.

$5,000

Good Neighbor Sponsor
New Construction

Make a substantial contribution to build a new home and provide three days of volunteer labor.

Home Preservation

$10,000 – $25,000

Sponsor the renovation of an existing home for affordable housing and revitalized neighborhoods.

Demolition Projects

$5,000

Sponsor the demolition of a blighted property for use as green space or as a future build site.

Critical Home Repair

Sponsorships Vary

Sponsor critical home improvements which will help at-risk or aging homeowners.

How do families qualify to partner with Habitat for Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity partners with low to moderate income families and individuals who need decent, affordable housing. There are three areas of qualification, but Habitat homes are not free gifts. In the end, Habitat homes are purchased with an affordable 0% interest mortgage.

Families must have a need for housing.

A family must be currently living in sub-standard housing. Habitat works each day to eliminate poverty housing in the local community.

Families must have a steady income.

Habitat homes are not free gifts—they are sold with a 0% interest mortgage. That’s why each family must demonstrate a steady income.*

Families must be willing to partner.

A family must have the willingness and drive to invest Sweat Equity in their home and the homes of other partner families.

*Specific income guidelines will be discussed once a family has submitted an application. Habitat does not discourage anyone from applying for our homeownership program. However, please note that in addition to meeting Habitat’s monthly income and debt requirements, an applicant must not have filed bankruptcy or had property foreclosed on within the past two years. All court fees, fines, time served, community service, etc. must be fully satisfied and any civil judgment or tax lien paid in full and satisfied prior to being accepted into the homeownership program.

Your commitment will change the future of SE Canton—build with us.

Complete this Renewal Project commitment form and a member of our team will reach out to you soon.

Click here to give a financial gift directly to The Renewal Project without completing this commitment form.

Questions? Call Alison at (330) 915-5888 or email at amatas@habitateco.org.
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio

OUR VISION
At Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, we believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

OUR MISSION
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

NON-PROSELYTIZING POLICY Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is unapologetically Christian, radically inclusive. While we are a faith-based nonprofit, we will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith. Questions? Send us a message.

© 2020 Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. Located in Canton, Ohio. Serving Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Jefferson counties in East Central Ohio. Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization: EIN 34-1595372. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed. Mailing address: 1400 Raff Road SW, Ste A, Canton, Ohio 44710.

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