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CINCINNATI — A handful of soon-to-be homeowners will be moving into the first homes to be refurbished by Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati in the West End.

The homes are located on Baymiller Street between Findlay and Charlotte Streets. They were dedicated at a ceremony Friday recognizing the renovations that are being finished this week.

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A yearlong Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati restoration comes to a finish, and now, a handful of historic rowhouses are fully renovated for families to live in.

The beautiful and historic rowhouses have come a long way since April 2021.

It is a dream come true for families, who are now able to call this place home.

“When we first met, that was one of his goals is to own a house,” Encosma Napier said. “Now he can scratch that off his bucket list.”

Habitat earned an additional LEED Gold certification from the city of Cincinnati. This is the 4th LEED certificate we’ve received for homes in partnership with the neighborhood of Evanston. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is committed to building 9 affordable homes in Evanston over the next few years- all with the goal of LEED certifications.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (HFHGC) President & CEO Ed Lee has announced his retirement from the organization later in 2022.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (HFHGC), along with Habitat for Humanity International, and 83 U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, recently received $436 million in unrestricted giving from American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Of that, Habitat Greater Cincinnati received $7.5 million to serve more families in Greater Cincinnati. This transformational donation will substantially help further Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has equitable access to a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.

Join us for our first Virtual Bus Tour. Attendees will tour Habitat sites, hear from homebuyers and homeowners, and learn about our plans for the future.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (HFHGC) is pleased to announce the selection of Lee Bower as Chief Financial Officer, advancing the organization’s efforts to create affordable homeownership opportunities in Greater Cincinnati.

Donated funds will be used to construct four new affordable homes for local families over the next four years

Latest pledge brings Ohio National’s total giving to the organization to $2.3 million since 2009

Partnership has already resulted in the completion and sale of 26 homes

Ohio National has renewed its support for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, ensuring that more local families can realize the dream of home ownership. The company has pledged $500,000 over the next four years to fund the construction of four new homes, making it the longest continuously serving corporate sponsor of the housing nonprofit.

At Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati we take the health of our staff, volunteers, ReStore shoppers, and homeowners very seriously. Due to the current COVID variant surge, all volunteer opportunities and events for the month of January will be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check back for updates on our website.

Meet the Daileys: Michael, Teressa, Jordan, and Mykael! Michael and Teressa are the owners of our 600th home that was completed in 2017. We had a chance to catch up with Mike and Teressa to see how they're doing 4 years later.

Michael and Teressa rented a home when Teressa’s brother first suggested they apply to Habitat for Humanity. They say that Helen, our Family Services Director, was a huge help in getting their application set up, approved, and helping them pick out the perfect site.

Habitat for Humanity Ohio has a plan to increase affordable homeownership opportunities across the state. We are requesting funding from Ohio's $5.6 Billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act passed by the U.S. Congress in March. Our proposal is to allocate $25 million to build, rehabilitate, and preserve 1,000 homes over the next five years.

We recently caught up with Carliss Green who purchased her house in 2005. Since then she and her family have been achieving their goals and enjoying life in a safe, affordable house, they call their own.

Sarah Burr became a homeowner in March of 2015 and since then she has been busy with her three kids and projects around the house. We recently checked in with Sarah and her family to see where are they now.

In December of 2017, Gabrielle and Luis Munoz officially became homeowners. However, it wasn't an easy journey. During the build process, their son, Giovanni had to be hospitalized and even had brain surgery. While Gabby was taking care of Giovanni, Luis was on the build site, building their home and their future. We recently checked in with the Munoz family to see "where are they now?"

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is encouraging all families and friends to get creative during these stay-at-home days over the holidays. Kids and adults may enter the contest, by building their version of a 3-dimensional Habitat model house of the materials of their choice, to be voted on by the Habitat of Greater Cincinnati staff.

It is a fun opportunity to put aside the stress of the year and get creative. It can be done virtually with your family and friends who can’t be together for the holidays. It will work on problem-solving skills, teamwork and it’s an opportunity to teach others about Habitat for Humanity and why affordable housing matters!

HFHGC CEO Ed Lee reflects on Habitat’s roots in racial equity and commitment to advocacy and action for affordable housing across our region, in the days and weeks following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and demonstrations against systemic racism across the nation.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (HFHGC), which ranks in the Top 40 Habitat affiliates in the U.S., added seven new members to its board of directors in January. The new members represent the breadth of HFHGC’s geographic reach, as well as the diversity of its business, faith, and community partnerships.

Roger Grein lived his whole life in the house where his parents raised him at 114 Moock Avenue in Lockland, overcoming physical challenges to grow, thrive, and give back. When he decided that it was time to move to a more accessible home, he decided to donate his home to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (HFHGC). It wasn’t Grein’s first gift to Habitat, nor his first act of generosity to inspire others. 

On Dec. 30 and 31, six families closed on the purchase of their first home through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati’s affordable homeownership program.

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