Habitat for Humanity of Dearborn and Ohio Counties has merged with seven other area Habitat affiliates to form Habitat for Humanity
TriState of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. By merging, local Habitat organizations can consolidate operating expenses and staff, allowing chapters to focus their efforts on constructing homes and serving partner families.
Habitat for Humanity TriState OKI is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
For information on applying for a Habitat home in Dearborn or Ohio Counties, Indiana, call the Habitat office at 812-926-2183.
For more information on how you can volunteer locally, see Get Involved.
To find out more about Habitat for Humanity TriState OKI, visit the web site at Habitat for Humanity TriState OKI.
The Habitat for Humanity International web site provides more detailed information on Habitat's history and mission, along with contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.