What We Believe
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
All Are Welcome
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has an open-door policy: We invite you to help us build, no matter your race, religion, age, gender, political stance, or any other distinction. If you affirm the universal need for decent and affordable housing, then you’ll find a home in our mission.
Though the foundation of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is built on the principles of a Christian ministry, we never proselytize. This means that we do not ask our families, volunteers, or supporters to accept the tenets of any particular faith. Habitat welcomes and celebrates partners from all backgrounds to better serve people of all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, or creed.
In Hamilton County, one in three residents live in unaffordable housing. This means that families in our community are making impossible choices between rent and other basic needs.
We know that a safe, decent, and affordable place to live is the foundation for families around the globe. Through our sustainable hands-on model, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati creates opportunities for affordable homeownership. By partnering with Habitat, families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Where We Serve
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati serves Butler, Warren, Hamilton, and Clermont Counties in Ohio; Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana.
Where We Come From
Inspired by the national Habitat for Humanity movement, a group of local Christians founded the grassroots organization in Cincinnati in 1986. The early Cincinnati Habitat was entirely volunteer run with large involvement from local churches. Over the next few decades, several independent Habitat organizations across the Greater Cincinnati region combined forces. In 2013, the largest of these, Cincinnati Habitat and TriState Habitat, merged to become Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.
Today, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is the largest nonprofit homebuilder in the region. Together with homebuyer families, donors, and volunteers we have built over 680 high-quality modest homes and completed over 140 critical home repairs for low-income homeowners in our community. We operate five Habitat for Humanity ReStores, home improvement retail stores that fund about a third of our work and keeps usable materials from landfills.