Lainez Home Dedication September 19, 2018

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will be held its home dedication ceremony with the 2018 partner family Juan and Johanna Lainez and family on Wednesday September 19th at 6pm at 349 E. Liberty Street Millersburg.

 Construction Supervisor Pete Hilty presents the Habitat for Humanity hammer to Homeowners Juan and Johana Lainez

Construction Supervisor Pete Hilty presents the Habitat for Humanity hammer to Homeowners Juan and Johana Lainez

Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out for families who do not qualify for a conventional home loan.  The affiliate partners with families in Holmes County to purchase simple, decent and affordable homes and build the homes together.  The homes are sold with an affordable, interest free 25 – 30-year mortgage. The mortgage payments received are applied to a revolving fund which provides money for Habitat to purchase land and build additional homes.

If you have an interest in becoming a Habitat volunteer or would like information about partnering with Holmes County Habitat, or donating items to Habitat, more information can be found at www.holmescountyhabitat.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-HOME.  Monetary donations are always greatly appreciated and can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, OH 44654.

Lainez Family Ground Breaking Ceremony - UPDATE

UPDATE: The ground breaking ceremony originally scheduled for April 26th has been CANCELLED.  The Lainez family will be moving to Liberty Street in Millersburg.  New ground breaking ceremony details will follow! 

Snow, sleet, rain or shine, Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will be holding a ground breaking  ceremony with partner family Juan and Johanna Lainez and family.  Please join them Thursday, April 26 at 6pm at 459 Hebron Street Millersburg. If you would like more information about volunteering, donations, or how to apply for a future home, please call 330-674-HOME for additional information.  

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Holmes County Habitat for Humanity Elects New Board Members

The board of directors of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity recently announced the election of five new board members.   The members began serving on January 1, 2018.  They include Paul Smail, Zac Mathie, Brittany Bloomfield, Lisa Hochstetler and Becky Shultz.   Becky Shultz has transitioned from a Family Support Volunteer to board member.

 New Holmes County Habitat for Humanity board members include: Paul Smail, Zac Mathie, Brittany Bloomfield and Lisa Hochstetler, (not pictured, Becky Shultz).

New Holmes County Habitat for Humanity board members include: Paul Smail, Zac Mathie, Brittany Bloomfield and Lisa Hochstetler, (not pictured, Becky Shultz).

“We are excited to have five new members join us along with many longtime board members who have kept Habitat moving forward in Holmes County,” stated Nate Troyer, President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  “Several of long-time members retired at the end of 2017.  Deb Berner, former President and Vice President; Ruth Crissey, former long-term secretary; Tom Rochelle, construction team; and Chuck Wyatt, site selection chair; have all dedicated many years to Habitat and we are very grateful for their years of service to our Affiliate.”

Other board members currently serving Habitat in addition to Troyer and those just elected, include Tiffany Stefano, Vice President; Jenny Lauriha, Secretary; Donna Wyatt, Treasurer; Linda Campbell, Jill Dial, Chad Heller, Ryan Hershberger, Pete Hilty, Construction Supervisor; Janet Mann, Sue Rochelle, and Eric Strouse.  Deb Berner serves an advisory board member and Mary Neutzling is the Affiliate’s executive director.

Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out for families who do not qualify for a conventional home loan.  The affiliate partners with families in Holmes County to purchase simple, decent and affordable homes and build the homes together.  The homes are sold with an affordable, interest free 25 – 30-year mortgage. The mortgage payments received are applied to a revolving fund which provides money for Habitat to build additional homes.

If you have an interest in becoming a Habitat volunteer or would like information about partnering with Holmes County Habitat, more information can be found at www.holmescountyhabitat.org or by leaving a message at 330-674-HOME.  Applications for partner families are currently being accepted. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, OH 44654.

Holmes County Habitat for Humanity to Hold Dedication Service with the Miller Family

            Holmes County Habitat for Humanity will hold a dedication service on their most recently completed home on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The home is built in partnership with the Kenny & Desiree Miller family and is located at 471 Hebron Street in Millersburg.  The public is invited to attend.

            “Kenny & Desiree embody the spirit of Habitat for Humanity,” stated Nate Troyer, President of Holmes County Habitat for Humanity.  “We have enjoyed working with the entire family and look forward to the dedication service as it will be a time for rejoicing with the family, volunteers, donors and our board. I encourage anyone who may be interested in learning more about Habitat to join us at the dedication.”

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            Habitat for Humanity partner families purchase their homes from Habitat on the closing date, which is shortly before they move in.  The homes are sold to the families at no profit to Habitat and with no interest charged.  Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.  Holmes County Habitat for Humanity families currently pay over $34,000 annually in property taxes on their homes.  They invest many hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their homes and the homes of others. 

            Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry.  To learn more about Holmes County Habitat for Humanity, please call 330-674-HOME or visit www.holmescountyhabitat.org. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 418, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654.  Volunteers with all levels of experience are encouraged to call for information on workday opportunities.