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Habitat Ranks Among Top Local Homebuilders for the First Time

CINCINNATI, OH – For the first time, nonprofit homebuilder Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (HFHGC) has been included in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Largest Greater Cincinnati Homebuilders,” coming in at #17.

Habitat builds or rehabilitates homes with professional construction leadership and volunteer labor in a nine-county area. Homes are sold to low-income homebuyers at cost with an affordable mortgage. The future homebuyers put in 250-500 hours of "sweat equity" and complete financial and homebuyer education classes before closing. The homes range from 1,100-1,200 square feet, with 3-4 bedrooms, and 1-1 ½ baths, depending on family size. HFHGC builds to Energy Star standards. The mission is made possible by generous financial and in-kind donations from corporations, individuals, local governments, and faith partners, as well as revenue from our 5 ReStore locations across the region.

“We’re very honored to be included on this list with these great local companies. The fact that we’re building top-quality homes with a predominantly volunteer labor force is something that we’re very proud of. Our goal is to provide a hand up, not a handout, to families, and the collaboration among the private sector, faith partners, volunteers, individual donors, and our families is what makes it work so well,” said Dawn Stutz, Vice President of Operations, who oversees all construction activities.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is one of only 37 Habitat affiliates nationwide building more than 20 homes each year. HFHGC is also proud to have earned the Top Workplace honor from the Cincinnati Enquirer for the second year, ranking 19th of small companies.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated, or repaired more than 620 homes throughout a nine-county region including Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana. It has also contributed to building more than 1,000 homes globally in Armenia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Kenya. Habitat is dedicated both locally and globally to construct, rehabilitate and preserve homes; advocate for fair and just housing policies; and provide training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

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