History

In 1986, a handful of local Christians felt called to begin the Habitat ministry in the Cincinnati area. Over the years, there were a number of affiliates in various parts of the region which gradually combined forces. In 2013, the largest of these, Cincinnati Habitat and TriState Habitat, merged to become Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.

Brief Timeline

1986

First new home built in Northern Kentucky

1989

First rehab by Cincinnati Habitat in Lower Price Hill

1992

First full-time executive director hired for Cincinnati Habitat

1993

First Women Build project in Ludlow, KY

1996

Cincinnati Habitat celebrates 10th Anniversary with 10-day, three-house blitz build in Avondale

1999

First local Campus Chapter formed at Xavier University

2000

Six affiliates merged to form TriState Habitat for Humanity

2001

First ReStore opened in Middletown, OH

2003

Volunteers take their first global village trip to Kenya to build homes

2004

TriState Habitat built 150th home, at Latonia Lakes

2005

Middletown ReStore relocated to Hamilton, OH

2007

Visiting HFHI founder Millard Fuller challenges Cincinnati to build more houses per year

2009

Ohio National Financial Services commits to build 10 homes in five years

2010

Cincinnati Habitat opens its first ReStore in Bond Hill

2011

Cincinnati Habitat opens second ReStore in Cheviot

Cambodia and Armenia added as global partners

2012

TriState and Cincinnati Habitat collaborate to open fourth area ReStore in Florence, KY

2013

Cincinnati and TriState affiliates merge to become Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

2014

Partners in Residential Redevelopment Campaign launched with major multiyear financial sponsors

2016

Greater Cincinnati recognized by HFHI as a top tithing affiliate for contributions to global partners

Fifth ReStore opens in Bellevue, Kentucky

HFHGC holds first “Rock the Block” community cleanup and repair event in Newport.

2017

HFHGC achieves “Top Workplace” honor for the first time

600th Habitat house in Greater Cincinnati dedicated in Madisonville

2018

Collaboration with Community Learning Center Institute and Community Matters got underway to rehab seven historic homes in Lower Price Hill

New ReStore opens in Fairfield, replacing Hamilton store

HFHGC received "Top Workplace" award for second year

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