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Ending the cycle is Dynasty’s goal as she looks forward to becoming the first person in her family to purchase a home. Growing up in an apartment with her grandmother, Dynasty has always lived in rental properties. Dynasty and her family are excited about the prospect of homeownership and grateful for the opportunity that Habitat for Humanity has provided. This new chapter in their lives promises stability, safety, and a brighter future and Dynasty is determined to make the most of it.

“It’s a scary feeling when you get older and feel you will have to depend on others,” said Mama Nozipo Glenn. Read more to learn about how Dayton Habitat's critical repair program helped her and others like her in Dayton.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton and the Reynolds and Reynolds Associate Foundation recently celebrated the 10th year of their partnership. In those ten years, Reynolds and Reynolds employees have built the panels for 20 Habitat homes! Read more about the most recent panel build here!

The back of this year’s Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Women Build shirt says it all: Empowering Women to Build Stronger Communities. This year's annual Women Build is off to a strong start.

It was a day of firsts. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton recently completed and dedicated its first new home in New Carlisle.

After five years, Alesha and her family finally own a home. Read more about their home dedication here!

Join us for our Spring Rock the Block event!

Meet our newest Women Build Partner Family! April’s journey with Habitat for Humanity is not just about building a house—it’s about creating a life filled with possibilities, where dreams can take root and flourish for her and her two boys!

It’s that time of year again! It is time for the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Women Build to begin! Join us as we kick off our 2024 Women Build.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is excited to be hosting a dedication ceremony for their Carter Honor Build on Friday, March 22. After months of waiting, Dionka and her children will finally be able to step foot into their new house.

After months of dedicated effort, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton will be hosting a dedication ceremony for their Bank Build home on Friday, March 15. Aleasha and her six children are eager to open the door to their new home and begin this next chapter!

In honor of their impact, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is proud to announce their latest endeavor - a branded build that echoes the spirit of commitment and community that Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter championed. This year you can volunteer to help on our Carter Honor Build site as a tribute to the Carters' extraordinary dedication to creating homes and transforming lives.

Have you ever donated to a nonprofit but wished you could do more? Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton offers other ways to give back through volunteering and gift in-kind donations. However, there is an easy way to instantly double your financial impact that many do not know about- company matching!

As we bid farewell to one year and welcome the next, many of us ponder on resolutions aimed at self-improvement. This year, why not make a resolution that extends beyond personal goals and contributes to the betterment of your community? Here's how you can make supporting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton your New Year's resolution!

Are you ready for this? The Flyer spirit is coming to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton! Join us as we kick off our first ever Flyer Nation Build on February 8th.

Meet one of our newest future homeowners- Aliciah!

Habitat for Humanity is deeply saddened by the passing of former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter, who was a champion and strong voice for affordable, decent housing for all. For more than three decades, she and President Jimmy Carter donated their time and leadership to Habitat each year to build and improve homes around the world. She died peacefully on Sunday at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96, with family by her side.

October 27 marked the end of a long but worthwhile journey for two of our partner families. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton hosted the first ever dual Women Build Dedication ceremony to welcome Kasandra and Olive into their new Habitat homes. Approximately 100 well-wishers were able to witness both single mothers and their children receive the keys to their new forever homes. Kasandra and Olive are now officially first-time homeowners!

Giving Tuesday is a global campaign focused on generosity. Whether you make your contributions public by posting on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday or keep them private, Dayton Habitat is challenging their community to get involved with the movement!

Dionka always dreamed of providing her four children with the stability and safety of owning their own home. For years, she rented homes, often moving every three to five years, until she found Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.

Annually, Dayton Habitat holds a special “Board Build Day” where members of the Dayton Habitat board take time from their normal workdays to help on one of the organization's home-building projects. Seven board members recently joined Executive Director Norm Miozzi to volunteer at the site of our double home build in New Carlisle.

This week, as we honor our Veterans, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is reflecting on our work with local veterans in our community.

Local Boy Scout Troop 331 recently partnered with our ReStore to donate items.

World Habitat Day is set for October 2 this year. World Habitat Day is observed on the first Monday of October each year, and the day serves as a time to reflect on the state of adequate shelter available worldwide. At Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton this means recognizing our work to improve living conditions in Dayton Ohio and Guatemala.

When people think of donating to a nonprofit organization, most think of giving money or volunteering. However, there is another way you can help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton! Did you know that you can make gift in-kind donations to our building projects?

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton, The UPS Store, The Far From Famous Foundation, The Carpenter Group (of realtors), Conroy Funeral Home, and Park National Bank came together to put over 1,700 water bottles in the hands of students in Springfield. Click through to read the whole story on how we worked together to make it happen.

On August 20, nearly 500 University of Dayton students, faculty, staff and volunteers came together to construct the walls for two of our upcoming Habitat builds. This marks the beginning of an upcoming partnership with the University for a Flyer Nation Build in Edgemont.

Be Hope Church held their third annual panel build for Dayton Habitat to cap off their "Hope Week." With more than 100 volunteers, they worked alongside the soon-to-be homeowners, forming the walls in no time. Be Hope will be following the construction of the home they built walls for from the beginning to the end with their video team, volunteering along the way and offering their congregation a “from start to finish” look at what deeper church involvement in the Habitat mission looks like.

It has been a long journey for Dayton Habitat homeowner Gail Stewart. However, she never gave up and Habitat never gave up on her either. Now she owns her own home. Read how Gail overcame life's obstacles and can now celebrate this huge milestone in her life.

Senator Portman was just on hand to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton celebrate the building of their first home in the City of Vandalia for Tiffany and her family.

As Katara received the keys to her new Dayton Habitat home in Springfield, OH, she told us that she knew exactly who was behind her getting her new home. Read the full story to learn more.

Women Build is not only about providing homes for deserving families, but also building a community of support, fun, and service. Check out these exciting events that build awareness of Dayton Women Build in an exciting way.

For years, she had rented five different homes, never imagining that she could one day own a house of her own. She has six children - Jeffrey, Jordan, Dasia, Aaliyah, Jakiya, and Daleasha - and finding a place for all of them to live comfortably has been a challenge. That was until she contacted Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.

Click through to read the rest of Aleasha's story.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton kicked off its spring building season with a double Women Build wall raising event in Kettering. Dozens of volunteers raised the walls of two homes. in a single day.

War, refugee camps, crime, and all that life could throw at her hasn't kept this determined mom from going after her dream of a better life for her family. Read about how she overcame all of her obstacles and what brought her to homeownership at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.

The Dayton Habitat 2023 Women Build season is upon us and we are kicking off the construction season with an event to raise awareness and get us ready to go. Come and meet one of 2023's Women Build partner families and learn about our big plans to build not one, but two Women Build homes this year!

Meet 2023 Dayton Habitat Women Build partner family Kasandra and her daughter Aa'sjayla.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton completes first home in Springfield, Ohio in partnership with Cliff Park High School.

Sheila and her Husband James turned to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton When they needed help with a critical repair to their roof.

Cynthia Learned about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s Critical Repair Program while shopping in the Springfield Restore and thought that the program could be the perfect solution to her dangerous back stairs at home. They were in such disrepair that she couldn't use them at all. So, she applied to the program and waited to see if Habitat could help her. It turned out that Habitat and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church both came to the rescue.

Be Hope Church held a panel build event Aug. 5-6 in its parking lot in Beavercreek as the closing event to its annual “Be Hope Week.”

On July 11th, Ron Adler, of Dayton Workforce Partnerships visited Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton for with the goal of delivering a generous donation. He left after leaving us with a huge dose of inspiration.

Habitat for Humanity is going to begin building its first home in Clark County on August 13th and we are very excited to start raising walls! However, we need volunteers to make this home become a reality for our homebuyer, Katara and her family. Click the button to learn more about how you can volunteer.

CtBS, a group of dedicated Catholic and Presbyterian churches in Montgomery County, built 30 homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton over last 29 years. And while CtBS has decided to step back from its leadership role, its partnership with Dayton Habitat continues under the leadership of the Habitat Faith Family Build program. The first build under the new Habitat Faith Family Faith Build umbrella kicked off on Friday, May 28th in West Carrollton.

Charles Simms started off his 90th birthday on Thursday enjoying an ice cream cupcake with his family, a workout, and a visit to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s 2022 Ann Simms Annual Memorial Women’s Build jobsite. He and the Simms family has made it possible for 18 families like Kendra, Donovan and their three daughters to buy their own affordable homes.

Several community and faith leaders gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's newest building project in Springfield! Joining them was the homebuyer Katara and her four children as well-as many others. This is a milestone for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton because the organization only added Clark County to its tri-county footprint last February.

Grace Evangelical Makes a donation to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Critical Repair Program. The money will help to preplace a set of unsafe stairs for a Springfield area widow. This is a perfect example of how churches can work with Habitat to make the lives of the area’s underserved residents safer and better.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton builds wheelchair ramp for veteran in Springfield, Ohio.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton opens its new ReStore in Springfield, OH to support its mission of providing affordable housing in Clark County.

Saturday, the Springfield News Sun featured an article that covered the Grand Opening of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's new Springfield ReStore Location at 2990 Derr Road. You can read the entire article on the News Sun website here:

A group of Wittenberg University nursing students revived a three-decade long relationship between the school and Habitat for Humanity by volunteering for the day at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s new ReStore located in Springfield.

The building power of faith and Greene County’s rich history of generosity were on display for all to see March 18 in Xenia. That’s when the Mangold family was handed the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton home during a heartfelt dedication ceremony.

We need your help moving stock from our Dayton location into the new ReStore location in Springfield. That means we need people to help us load our trucks with furniture, appliances, and other goods in Dayton while another group of volunteers unloads the trucks at the Springfield store.

When someone becomes a homeowner through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton, we don’t just hand them the keys when the house becomes theirs and say, “Good luck.” Our relationship with and care for our homeowners lasts not only through the length of their mortgage commitment with us but beyond. That is never more evident than in our expanding Christmas Assistance Program.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton was featured in the Springfield News Sun on Christmas Day.

Faith the Common Thread Connecting Koko Family to new Dayton Habitat Home.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton will be one of 10 local non-profits participating in Sunday’s 17th Alternative Christmas Market fundraiser, held annually at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Limestone St. in Springfield.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton is one of many sponsors of Springfield’s Holiday In The City, and the shared buzzword for both is “expansion.”

Habitat expanded into Clark County on Feb. 15 of this year. Likewise, Holiday In The City is expanding from a one-day event into a month-long “destination-level attraction” celebration.

For new Springfield Habitat for Humanity ReStore manager Scott Withers, the lure of the position touched something deep inside of him.

Trail Town Brewing owner Jake Brummett was all-in on a unique way to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton. Jake created a craft beer at his new brewery, fittingly named “Welcome Home IPA,” as his way of supporting our mission.

Habitat of Greater Dayton has partnered with Trail Town Brewing in Yellow Springs to bring you Welcome Home IPA, a American style India Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy hops. $1 of each glass sold goes to support Dayton Habitat.

More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.

It’s official. Those are the buzzwords when it comes to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s new and growing presence in Springfield and Clark County.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton completes extensive roof repairs for area veteran through its Critical Repair Program.

BeHope Church of Beavercreek partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton too build the walls for a family's home to be located in Xenia. This was an inspiring event spread over two days that saw the church's congregation step up for their community.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton teams up with NHP to repair the roof to 70 year old Marsha Jones of Clark County.

A vital Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton service that isn’t as widely recognized as our trademark homeownership initiative is our blossoming Critical Repair Program. But thanks in part to a wildly successful partnership with CenterPoint Energy, that is quickly changing.

Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.

A Dayton area family finds safety, security, and stability in the form of their new home thanks to volunteers, community, and donors.

Saadia and her two daughters were overjoyed to see their new home beginning to take shape after their kick off ceremony on June 12th. Surrounded by volunteers from Catch the Building Spirit, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Staff, as well as hundreds of cicadas, Saadia drove the first nail herself.

Having retired from a career working in the court system and having recently lived through COVID as the disease struck himself and multiple members of his family, Galen Curry relied on his Faith to lead him to a second career with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton. Now Galen coordinates Dayton Habitat's Critical Repair Program, ensuring that area seniors can safely age in place. His is an inspiring story that you should read.

In a fantastic day of service, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton both volunteers for service projects and hosts a service project in Clark County.

It was worth the wait for Nakesha and her sons as their Habitat home was dedicated on May 7th. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton and the build sponsors were on hand to welcome the family into their new home.

Water leaks in Mrs. Reynolds bathroom meant that her floor was rotted out and she was afraid to even enter the room. She couldn't afford to make the repairs or get a loan, so she turned to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's Critical Repair Program

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton wanted to surprise Charles Simms and his Family with a heartfelt gift honoring Ann Simms . However, Charles Simms had other plans and surprised Dayton Habitat with a generous donation in support of the 2021 Ann Simms Memorial Women Build.

A Clark County dropout recovery school and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton are partnering on a Springfield project that highlights the far-reaching community impact of volunteerism as nonprofits celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

After 12 years of living with a leaky roof, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Makes repairs for Mrs. Gruber and changes her world for the better.

How can we say that owning a home improves your health?  It turns out that a number of independent organizations have studied the issue from different points of view, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the general conclusion is that homeowners are healthier than renters. Habitat for Humanity is part of the solution.

There are normally numerous ways to volunteer to advance the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s mission. However, in the past year, thanks to a global pandemic, those ways have been limited. But that didn’t stop Springfield High School junior Michael Collier from helping out.

The Dayton Daily News wrote a wonderful article about Christine and her daughter moving into their new home. Dayton Habitat and its partners and volunteers built the home after their original home was destroyed by the tornadoes in 2019. You can read the story online on the DDN website.

A group of fraternity members from Cedarville University stepped up to ensure that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's newest project, located in Springfield, was launched just right.

Prudence spent the last two years living without heat or hot water. However, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton, Prudence was able to live through this freezing winter safely and comfortably, with warmth and hot water restored to her home.

As Habitat of Greater Dayton expands into Clark County, the organization will be able to provide affordable housing and critical housing services to even more families.

Regardless of income level, homeownership promotes civic and social engagement.
A neighborhood is defined by the homes and families that live in it. Are there differences in neighborhoods that are filled with homeowners verses those that are primarily occupied with renters? Do homeowners bring advantages to neighborhoods? Let us look at some homeowner facts.

It's been a long time since the tornadoes that rampaged through Dayton on the evening of May 27th, 2019 destroyed their home. However, now its's time to welcome Christine Creager and her daughter home!

Homeownership isn't just a financial investment. Homeownership is also an investment into your children's education.

In the U.S. there is a direct correlation between homeownership and net wealth. This is one of the reasons that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton partners with families to lower barriers to affordable homeownership and create opportunities for those who may not otherwise have access to owning a home, enabling them to grow their net wealth.

We recently dedicated the home of Tash Harris, our newest Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton Homeowner. Read about Tasha's heartwarming story.

Tim and Ernestine O'Donogue are honored with the Silver Medallion Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their long-term service to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton's ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton dedicates home in Clayton for Monica Thomas.

Sisters of the Precious Blood make significant donation to help build Habitat for Humanity home for local family.

Habitat of Greater Dayton's Dave Mauch prepares a great meal with the help of Father Leo. We all receive a wonderful message from Father Leo along the way.

A year and a half after the tornadoes swept through Dayton, the Johnson family get to return to their home after Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton repairs their home.

Curious about our COVID-19 plans and operations? Read this letter from our Executive Director for the most current information. Updates to this letter are made as they become available.

Our friends at Catch the Building Spirit have been building homes for Habitat families since 1993 and they need your help to build their 28th home.

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