Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio works throughout Franklin and Licking counties, Ohio and has helped over 300 families’ transition out of substandard housing, since 1987. In addition, HFH-MidOhio, through tithing to HFHI, has also helped to raise almost $700,000 to build in developing countries throughout the world.
Habitat MidOhio is one of the only housing agencies in the community targeting families who earn 30-60% of median income. Habitat MidOhio partner families are chosen after a careful review process during which Habitat assesses their need for housing; their ability to repay a zero-interest, no-profit mortgage and their willingness to partner with Habitat through sweat equity. All partner families are first-time homebuyers who earn 30-60% of the median income for the county and currently live in substandard housing. Every partner family must perform a minimum of 200-250 hours of sweat equity, which includes working on their own house and those of other Habitat families, attending homeownership classes and providing Habitat program support. Every family also assumes a no-interest, no-profit mortgage with payments based on family income. Because HFH-MidOhio holds and services these mortgages, Habitat has a long-term relationship with the homeowners and the communities in which they live.
Also supporting Habitat-MidOhio is Habitat’s ReStore, a resale store that accepts and sells reusable home improvement materials to the general public. Revenue from sales directly offset Habitat’s administrative costs and assists in both eliminating substandard housing and creating homeownership in MidOhio. Now with two Columbus-area locations, ReStore East is located at 3140 Westerville Road, 3 miles southwest of Easton; 2 miles south of Morse Road and ReStore West is located at 240 N. Wilson Road, just north of Broad Street; and south of Fisher Road. Both stores are open to the public Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.HabitatMidOhio.org.