BY THE NUMBERS
WELCOME TO HABITAT!
|1988||Year first Habitat house was built in Geauga County.|
|1992||GCHH was incorporated,|
|66||Total number of homes built by Geauga Habitat by end of 2008.|
|6||Number of families we currently have on our waiting list for a Habitat home.|
|$75,000||Cost to build a Geauga Habitat home (excluding land).|
|$40,000||Average cost of a building lot.|
|95%||Amount of every $1.00 donated that goes toward building programs.|
|$2.70||Estimated economic impact for every dollar donated by corporate donors.|
Geauga County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat International, but we receive no financial support from our parent organization. We are a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated breaking the cycle of poverty, one family at a time. We help build simple decent homes for families in need, right here in Geauga County.
We are not a charity, but we are a charitable organization. In other words, a Habitat home is not free. Families we partner with are hard working and must commit to 500 sweat equity hours. They must also be able to pay back a no-money down, no- interest loan. This is how Habitat offers a hand up…not a hand out!
Mission: To work in partnership with God and people in need of a foundation for a better future through affordable home ownership. We will be a resource for assisting and encouraging them as responsible citizens of the community.
Land is the SINGLE GREATEST OBSTACLE to meeting the need — due to both cost and the rural, undeveloped nature of the eastern portion of the county. If you have land that you would like to donate or sell at a charitable discount, please contact the our office at 440.564.5848
Our building efforts are in Geauga County, Ohio. We typically build 3 to 4 homes per year for families in need. Nearly all labor is donated by volunteers and we also receive many in-kind donations of construction materials.
- Joseph H. Schlanser, President
- Thomas Gruen, M.D., Vice President
- Roger Pettibone, Treasurer
- Kenneth Marks, M.D., Secretary
- Rebecca Brayton Bendlak
- Debbie Darden
- Betsy Eells
- David Fulton
- Robert R. Gibson
- Roger Kallock
- Betty Kimbrew
- Art Merriman
- William Meyer
- Mia L. Moore
- Bob Royer
- Franz Sauerland
- Bob Thomas
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian organization working to break the cycle of poverty,
one home at a time in Geauga County. Habitat offers opportunity, not charity.
12180 Kinsman Rd. P.O. Box 21 Newbury, OH 44065 (Located on Rt 87 just West of Rt 44)
Content non-binding and subject to change. Please call our office for most up-to-date information: +1.440.564.5848.