At Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, we strengthen communities, restore homes, revitalize local neighborhoods and invest in our neighbor’s quest to become a homeowner. With the support of over 250 sponsor teams, 80,000 volunteers, and other supporters in the past 31 years, we have been able to help make homeownership a possibility for more than 250 Habitat homeowners and over 800 children in Greater Cleveland. Habitat homeowners reside in affordable homes in 20 different neighborhoods.
Building new homes from the ground up is expensive and the homes are scattered throughout the city, which is the reason we changed our model in 2013. We now fully rehab vacant homes concentrated on the same street or in the same Cleveland neighborhood. Our new model, with sponsorship and volunteer support, is much more affordable allowing us to impact more families. The average rehab is $70,000, compared to the $180,000 – $200,000 to build a new structure from the ground up. The resulting positive benefit to the city of Cleveland tax rolls is reducing some of the more than 5,000 vacant homes.
Greater Cleveland Habitat launched a three-year initiative to fully rehab 100 homes in Cleveland with a ten-house initiative in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood. Since our 2016 launch, we have completed 21 houses in the Buckeye neighborhood.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
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Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.