Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State, Inc. (formerly Scioto County Habitat for Humanity) brings people together to build homes, community and hope. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to call home and that substandard housing and homelessness are not acceptable. Since being founded in 1990, HFHTS has provided its services to over 150 homeowners throughout our six-county service area. At HFHTS we work with qualified home buyers by providing them with a “hand up, not a hand out”. HFHTS partners with future homebuyers who meet our three minimum qualification standards: 1) Must have a need for better housing; 2) Must be willing to partner with HFHTS in the construction of their own home as well as the houses of others (“sweat equity) and pay a zero percent interest, 25 year mortgage to HFHTS (“Fund for Humanity” – paying it forward for future home buyers); and 3) Fall within our income guidelines which are 30% to 60% of the area median household income as set by HUD. Programs offered by HFHTS in Scioto County to qualified individuals and families are new house construction, owner-occupied home repair projects, handicap ramp construction,
Veterans Housing Initiative (construction of a new “Veterans Cottage” for single and coupled Veterans) and the Veterans Repair Corps (a home repair program for Veteran owned homes). Current projects in Scioto County are a new house construction project on Bonser Avenue in Portsmouth, a Veteran Repair Corps project in Minford, and the renovation of a recently purchased building in New Boston that will be the home of our second Habitat for Humanity ReStore (a home improvement donation and resale center).
In order for HFHTS to achieve its mission in Scioto County, we need four things to come together: A future homebuyer to work with; land on which to build; funding to purchase construction materials; and volunteers. Your support has never been more important than NOW! The place we refer to as HOME has never been more important as the pandemic has forced people to work from home and children to be in school at home. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted our ability to raise funds, serve individuals and families and increased our cost to build by 42% over pre-pandemic material costs. Volunteer labor and professional services, totaling nearly 2000 hours per new house construction project, help HFHTS keep our houses affordable for our future homebuyers. Volunteers from all walks of life and varying skill sets, from inside and outside of our community, help us improve the communities where we work. HFHTS’ participation in the Scioto Gives program has added over $75,000 to the HFHTS Endowment that is managed by the Scioto Foundation. The HFHTS Endowment plays a significant role in the long-term sustainability of the organization and continues to help HFHTS achieve its mission in Scioto County. HFHTS thanks our previous Scioto Gives donors for helping us grow the HFHTS Endowment and serve more individuals and families in Scioto County.
Contact Info for Humanity of the Tri-State::
Volunteer Coordinator: Melissa Payton,
Phone number: 304-523-4822
Mailing Address: HFHTS, PO Box 2526, Huntington, WV 25726
Matching donation period will be available Oct. 21, 2021 from 8am - 8pm EDT.