ABOUT US

Who We Are

  • Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing by building decent, affordable homes to sell to low-income families in need.
  • Cincinnati Habitat is about more than just building houses. The staff and board of directors of Cincinnati Habitat are dedicated individuals who are passionate about building homes, families, communities and hope!
  • Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity is privately funded and does not receive any support from government sources, United Way, or Habitat for Humanity International. Funding of cash and in-kind contributions from Cincinnati businesses, churches, foundations, organizations and individuals provide money, labor and talent for each Cincinnati Habitat housing project. To find more funding information, visit our Donations page.

Who We Help
Cincinnati Habitat helps those who help themselves. With volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Cincinnati Habitat builds decent and affordable homes with the help of hard-working "partner families" who actually purchase the homes when completed. Each partner family invests 500 hours of their own labor or "sweat equity" into the home. In return, the home is sold to them at no profit and financed through an affordable no-interest loan. The homeowner's monthly mortgage payments help fund the construction of additional Habitat homes.

Where We Build
Cincinnati Habitat builds in the City of Cincinnati and in parts of Hamilton County. Here in Cincinnati, only 38% of the population owns their own home compared to 68% nationwide. As a result, Cincinnati ranks the fifth lowest for home ownership of all comparably sized U.S. cities. There are 32,000 local families - or about 120,000 moms, dads, and children - that are unable to afford decent shelter.

Our Focus is Local -- Our Outreach is Global
A 10% tithe of all gifts is donated to help build Habitat homes in Kenya unless the donor requests their gift remain in the local community.