HFH of Ottawa County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
161 W. Water St., Suite B
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Area: Serving all of Ottawa County, Ohio.
Founded in 1993
We believe that homeownership empowers people to reach their full potential and contributes to stable families and stronger communities. Habitat for Humanity gives people the opportunity of becoming homeowners by building affordable, simple and quality homes.
As of August 2009, we have built and sold 18 homes. These homes are located at:
Port Clinton: seven homes
Oak Harbor: four homes
Graytown: one home
Genoa: one home
Elmore: two homes
Rocky Ridge: two homes
Marblehead: one home.
We are now planning our next build for Spring 2011. We are almost finished with our nineteenth home in Port Clinton.
Housing construction was possible through our donors and dedicated volunteers, including business and church groups.
Volunteering is one phone call away (419-734-7074). Join us in our efforts!
We are always in need of volunteers and cash and in-kind donations. Donations may be sent to 161 W. Water St., Suite B, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. - Thank you!
For more information on volunteering, please call the office at 419-734-7074. Open office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. There are times when the office cannot be staffed during these hours so it is suggested you call to confirm ahead of time.
If you or someone you know is in need of decent and affordable housing, please call our office (419-734-7074) for more information about the process of applying for Habitat home ownership.
Help us eliminate substandard housing in our community! It's quick, easy and safe to support the house-building, hope-building work of HFH of Ottawa County through Habitat for Humanity International's secure online donation system. You can even send a gift card announcing your donation in honor of a loved one or a special occasion.